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Bird in the hand

Posted by Bob on August 02, 2000

In Reply to: Bird in the hand posted by Mehgen Delaney on August 02, 2000

: What is the meaning of the phrase: " A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

It's classic advice from the timid, to the reckless: Don't pass up a sure thing (the bird you already have and presumably can cook for dinner) to run after a dream (the possible two birds you haven't caught yet.)