free as a bird

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free as a bird

At liberty, without obligations, as in Can you join us tonight?Yes, I'm free as a bird, or He's free as a birdhe can travel wherever he chooses. [c. 1700]. Also see footloose and fancy-free.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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