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Computers are for the birds? #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 30, 2010 15:34 pm   Computers are for the birds?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #352 "English Slang Idioms (73)", question 2

"I think that some technology is useful but all of these different options on my computer are for the .........," Lisa said to Christian.

(a) birds
(b) jerks
(c) goals
(d) dumps

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #352 "English Slang Idioms (73)", answer 2

"I think that some technology is useful but all of these different options on my computer are for the birds," Lisa said to Christian.

Correct answer: (a) birds

Your answer was: incorrect
"I think that some technology is useful but all of these different options on my computer are for the dumps," Lisa said to Christian.
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Computers are for the birds? #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 30, 2010 21:42 pm   Computers are for the birds?
 

It means worthless, silly or trivial.
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