Meaning of flip someone the bird in English:

flip someone the bird


(also flip the bird)
informal US
  • Stick one's middle finger up at someone as a sign of contempt or anger.

    • ‘He sticks his hand out the window and flips me the bird.’
    • ‘She stuck her arm behind her back and flipped me the bird.’
    • ‘Without hesitation I started walking away, Billy started yelling for me, pleading for me to turn around, but I stuck my hand in the air and flipped him the bird.’
    • ‘Dustin tried to flick him a thumbs-up sign, however, out of nervousness he flipped him the bird instead, accidentally, of course.’
    • ‘Alya was about to flip him the bird, but changed her mind and stuck out her tongue instead.’