Eat like a bird

Idiom

Eat like a bird

Definition

Used to describe someone who eats very little.

Examples

She only had one cookie, she must eat like a bird!

I can’t believe how little he ate, he must eat like a bird!

Origin

Mid-1800s

FAQs

What does it mean to eat like a bird?

It means to eat very little.

Who usually eats like a bird?

People who are very picky eaters or who have smaller appetites.