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rare bird

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Definition of rare bird in English:

noun

An exceptional person or thing; a rarity: the style is a rare bird in Brazilian music
More example sentences
  • Though men far outnumber women at both resorts, we feel welcome, even special, like rare birds.
  • And there certainly are nice people in sales professions, even those rare birds who will sacrifice their commissions to make sure you get what you truly need or want.

Origin

translating Latin rara avis (Juvenal's Satires, vi.165).

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