Idiom:  a little bird told me

Image of a bird whispering into a girl's ear and the text

Idiom:  a little bird told me

Try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'a little bird told me' by looking at the above picture.   

A little bird told me:  this is used to say that you got information from someone but you are not going to say who that person is.


  • Guess what? A little bird told me  that we are having a pop quiz today in Mrs. Green's class.
  • A little bird told me  that it's your 50th birthday tomorrow so I wanted to call and wish you a very happy day.
  • "So how did you know that Stephen and I are separated?" "Well, let's just say that a little bird told me."
  • I want to know how you found out! And don't tell me that a little bird told you!
  • A little bird always  seems to tell my mother my personal stuff and I'm wondering whether that little bird is my little sister.
  • "Did you hear that Seth got the promotion?" "No, how did you find out?" "A little bird told me."
  • A little bird told me  that our company is in huge financial trouble but please don't tell anyone else about it.
  • I've tried as hard as I can to find out the source of this rumor but Jessica will only say that a little bird told her so.
  • A little bird told me  that you met some girl while you were in Spain this summer.
  • "Why won't I go out with you?  Well mostly because of the awful things a little bird told me  about you."
  • A little bird told me  that you're going to have a baby this spring. Congratulations!
  • Either a little bird told my girlfriend  that I've been talking to Shelly or she's been secretly reading my phone messages again.

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