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    To look like a crow in drag

    Hello,

    could you please clarify the meaning of the above expression?
    Thank you
    Cmp

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    Re: To look like a crow in drag

    "in drag" means wearing the clothing, makeup, etc. of the oposite sex (usually in a very wild and flamboyant manner). The writer was probably describing a bird whose bright plumage looked like it was added on.


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    Re: To look like a crow in drag

    Or it can be a derogatory idiom.

    A crow can be slang for a harpy ugly woman.
    To be in drag is usually a man dressed in women's clothes

    So the writer could be describing a man in very bad way.

    This is a problem with idioms...when you want to know the meaning of an uncommon idiom, give the complete sentence so we can work out the meaning from the context of the sentence

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