Books of a feather flock together

Idiom

Books of a feather flock together

Definition

People who share similar interests or qualities tend to congregate or associate with each other.

Examples

All the book lovers at the library were books of a feather flocking together.

The scientists at the conference were books of a feather flocking together.

Origin

1600s, derived from the proverb ‘birds of a feather flock together’

FAQs

Question1

What does it mean when people say ‘books of a feather flock together’?

Answer1

It means that people who share similar interests or qualities tend to associate with each other.

Question2

What is the origin of this idiom?

Answer2

It originated in the 1600s and is thought to be derived from the proverb ‘birds of a feather flock together’.