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Birds of a feather

Posted by ESC on January 05, 2000

In Reply to: Phrase and its meaning posted by Bruce Kahl on December 28, 1999

: : Can anybody tell me what "Birds of a feather" or
: : "birds of a feather flock together" means?

: The phrase means that people who share common beliefs, values and mores will tend to feel most comfortable with each other than with people who do not share those beliefs.
: Then what about the expression "opposites attract"?

I happened to find this similar phrase, "Tell me with whom you go, and I'll tell you what you are." Recorded distribution: Ontario. From "A Dictionary of American Proverbs" by Wolfgang Mieder & others.