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"A little bird told me"

Posted by Debra Whitworth on January 11, 2001

I noticed that you don't list an origin for this phrase. There is a verse in the Bible - I believe in the Old Testament and perhaps in Psalms, Proverbs or Ecclesiates - which says something like be careful what you say because a bird may overhear it and carry it to the king. Perhaps that is its origin.