birds of a feather
Noun
  1. (idiomatic) People having similar characters, backgrounds, interests, or beliefs.
    • c1710, Jonathan Swift, "A Conference," lines 11-12,
      And since we're so near, like birds of a feather,
      Let's e'en, as they say, set our horses together.
    • 1951, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,859236,00.html As Bad or Worse?]," Time, 21 May,
      Paul Blanshard has two bogeymen of almost equal fearsomeness: one dwells in the Kremlin, the other in the Vatican.... Blanshard has satisfied himself that Stalin and the Pope are pretty much birds of a feather.
Related terms Translations
  • French: bonnet blanc, blanc bonnet, kif-kif
  • German: Leute vom gleichen Schlag, Gleichgesinnte, aus demselben Holz geschnitzt
  • Russian: одного поля ягоды
  • Spanish: Dios los cría y ellos se juntan



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