a little bird told me
To have learned something from a mysterious, unknown, or secret source. * /"Who told you that Dean Smith was resigning?" Peter asked. "A little bird told me," Jim answered./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • (a) little bird told me — a little bird told me spoken phrase used for saying that you are not going to say who told you something A little bird told me you’d got a new job. Thesaurus: ways of telling or not telling secretssynonym Main entry: little …   Useful english dictionary

  • a little bird told me — I heard from a source I will not reveal • • • Main Entry: ↑bird * * * humorous used to say that the speaker knows something but prefers to keep the identity of the informant a secret a little bird told me it was your birthday …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) little bird told me. — A little bird told me (so). something that you say in order to let someone know that you are not going to tell them who gave you the information being discussed. So who told you she d got the job? Oh, let s just say a little bird told me so …   New idioms dictionary

  • a little bird told me — If someone doesn t want to say where they got some information from, they can say that a little bird told them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • A Little Bird Told Me — is a popular song. It was written by Harvey O. Brooks and was published in 1947.The recording by Evelyn Knight was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24514. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on November 12, 1948… …   Wikipedia

  • a little bird told me — someone told me, one of your friends told me    How did you know that I play chess? Oh, a little bird told me …   English idioms

  • a little bird told me — To have learned something from a mysterious, unknown, or secret source. * / Who told you that Dean Smith was resigning? Peter asked. A little bird told me, Jim answered./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • a\ little\ bird\ told\ me — To have learned something from a mysterious, unknown, or secret source. Who told you that Dean Smith was resigning? Peter asked. A little bird told me, Jim answered …   Словарь американских идиом

  • a little bird told me — spoken used for saying that you are not going to say who told you something A little bird told me you d got a new job …   English dictionary

  • a little bird told me —    If someone doesn t want to say where they got some information from, they can say that a little bird told them.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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