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    a box of birds

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “Hello Terry” he said, “how’s things?”
    A box of birds,” Terry said.

    a box of birds = to be very well indeed (would you tell me a few words concerning the etymology of the present phrase?

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: a box of birds

    Not a teacher only a native.

    According to the internet, it is a New Zealand phrase meaning 'I am fine', so your interpretation is along the right lines. As for the etymology I'm afraid I can't help you.

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