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Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together), as in The members of the club had no trouble selecting their yearly outing—they’re all birds of a feather. The idea oflike seeks like dates from ancient Greek times, and “Birds dwell with their kind” was quoted in the apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. The full saying in English,Birds of a feather flock together, was first recorded in 1545.


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