What is the Meaning of the Idiom
EAT LIKE A BIRD?
to eat very little
I am worried about my grandmother. She eats like a bird. I worry that she isn’t getting enough nutrition.
If Josh goes out with a girl and she eats like a bird, he won’t ask her out again. He says it is an indication that she is artificial and pretentious*. He likes a girl who is honest enough to eat a full meal on a date.
*pretentious: attempting to make others think you are someone better than what is true or honest
Cultural Tips for Canada
In western cultures (such as Canada), the following table manners are very important:
– chew with your mouth closed (do not let others see the chewed food in your mouth);
– chew and drink quietly;
– do not talk with food in your mouth;
– do not drink from a soup bowl; and
– absolutely no burping.