Sick as a parrot. Need to downsize to Micro four thirds. Opinions appreciated

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AlbertInFrance
AlbertInFrance Senior Member • Posts: 5,234
Re: Sick as a parrot. Need to downsize to Micro four thirds. Opinions appreciated
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Kleeks13 wrote:

"sick as a parrot." ....where does that come from....correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it "sick as a dog?"

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Kleeks

In UK English (colonial variants may differ) 'sick as a dog' is generally used literally, in terms of vomiting, or at least feeling ill.

'Sick as a parrot' is, I believe, a more recent phrase and normally relates to emotional rather than physical well-being. The classic example is that of an association football ('soccer') manager ('coach') describing his feelings at losing a match.

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