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Some days chicken, some days feathers

Posted by Bob on February 23, 2006

In Reply to: Some days chicken, some days feathers posted by Brian from Shawnee on February 22, 2006

: : What does "Some days chicken, some days feathers" mean?

: It means sometimes you succeed, and sometimes you fail. Foxes and other wild animals often eat chickens, but when the chicken escapes the fox only gets feathers, which he can't eat.

: Another related phrase is, "sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you". That type of failure is more drastic than just getting a mouthful of feathers.

Sometimes, you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. (Windscreen for our UK friends.)