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canary

1 noun ZOOL bird canáraí  c m u 2 (also canary yellow) noun colourglébhuídath glébhuí 3 (also canary yellow) adjective colourglébhuí adj3
phrases

to (nearly) have a canary

very informalshe nearly had a canary when she heard the news d'imigh sí le báiní nuair a chuala sí an scéal, bhí sí ar buile nuair a chuala sí an scéal, bhí sí le ceangal nuair a chuala sí an scéal

to sing like a canary

very informalthe police arrested him and he sang like a canary thóg na gardaí é agus sceith sé a raibh d'eolas aige, ghabh na péas é agus d'inis sé gach aon sórt