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EtymologyEdit

From birds pecking at horse dung, originally US Army slang, 1940s[1].

AdjectiveEdit

for the birds (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) Worthless; useless; pointless; not deserving serious consideration.

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    2016 November 16 (last accessed) “For the birds”, in The Phrase Finder[1]: