Posted by ESC on May 08, 2001
In Reply to: Bird's nest on the ground posted by Bruce Kahl on May 08, 2001
: : Has anyone heard the saying (something like) "Having a bird's nest on the ground is..." Don't know the entire saying; but if someone does and knows what it means, please share that.
: "A bird's nest on the ground" describes some thing or some situation that is rewarding to the owner in a very big way.
: Oil,drug,tobacco and banking companies look upon the Bush administration as a "bird's nest on the ground"---easy pickings just like an alley cat coming across a helpless nest of little birdies that fell out of a tree.
Another similar phrase: "low hanging fruit." Meaning a task that is done easily.