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July 2024

Fine feathers make fine birds

ENGLISH IDIOM OF THE MONTH:
„Fine feathers make fine birds“

 

MEANING
Beautiful or expensive clothes may make the wearer seem more impressive than he/ she really is.

TRANSLATION
Kleider machen Leute.
wörtlich: Schöne Federn machen schöne Vögel.

EXAMPLE
His colleagues were surprised that he was dressed to impress at the company Christmas party but his boss remarked ‘Fine feathers make fine birds’!