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    #1

    ''birds of a feather''

    ''Unfortunately, voluntary segregation in schools continues. This happens without conscious intention, as birds of a feather flock together.''

    hi,

    please, what does the underlined expression mean? ''birds of the same kind''?

    as to the bold verb, is it informal and casual?

    thanks.

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    Re: ''birds of a feather''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    ''Unfortunately, voluntary segregation in schools continues. This happens without conscious intention, as birds of a feather flock together.''

    hi,

    please, what does the underlined expression mean? ''birds of the same kind''?

    as to the bold verb, is it informal and casual?

    thanks.
    We know that birds are of the same type when they have the same feathers; they are of a feather. Birds flock when they join together in groups with other birds. Just as birds "of a feather" often flock with other birds of the same "feather", so do people who are like each other spend time together.

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    Re: ''birds of a feather''

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    We know that birds are of the same type when they have the same feathers; they are of a feather. Birds flock when they join together in groups with other birds. Just as birds "of a feather" often flock with other birds of the same "feather", so do people who are like each other spend time together.
    thanks a lot.
    as to the verb, can I use it informally, just as "gather"?
    thanks again.

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    Re: ''birds of a feather''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks a lot.
    as to the verb, can I use it informally, just as "gather"?
    thanks again.
    Yes, you can.

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    Re: ''birds of a feather''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    ''Unfortunately, voluntary segregation in schools continues. This happens without conscious intention, as birds of a feather flock together.''

    hi,

    please, what does the underlined expression mean? ''birds of the same kind''?

    as to the bold verb, is it informal and casual?

    thanks.
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