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English definition of “rare bird”

rare bird

an unusual person : He's that rare bird , a barman who doesn't drink alcohol .Exceptional qualities, things and people
(Definition of rare bird from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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