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Buzzard Picnic

Posted by R. Berg on July 12, 2001

In Reply to: Buzzard Picnic posted by ESC on July 11, 2001

: : I'm trying to find the meaning of the phrase "buzzard picnic".

: I couldn't find this phrase in any of my references. It's a good one. I am guessing that if someone is a "buzzard picnic," it means he is a "goner," "dead meat," "stick a fork in him, he's done," "somebody call the funeral home." What do the rest of the Phrase Finder Folk think?

It isn't in my references either, and I agree with ESC's interpretation if "buzzard picnic" is a description of an individual. Not having the context where the phrase occurred, I can imagine it being applied to a group or a scene: "I stepped into the lobby of the old folks' home and looked around. Man, was that a buzzard picnic!"