As Free as a Bird
This week’s idiom: As free as a bird.
Most birds are free to go where they please. Unless they are in a cage or aviary, in which case they are not as free as a bird.
If someone is said to “be as free as a bird” they are able to go wherever they please without any restrictions or worries.
When Jenny left home and travelled through Europe without her parents, she was as free as a bird.
The bird shown in the photo above is not as free as a bird. The photo was taken inside a walk through aviary at the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia. King Parrots are found as free as a bird in the forests and woodlands of eastern Australia.
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