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This is a slightly modified thing I remember from a line drawing in a book years ago. Well-known phrase.


Most of the word Gangsta is a red herring. This rebus predates rap as we know it.

another hint

One "bird" is the best, and he's standing on a couple of letters.

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    $\begingroup$ A song by Coolio comes to mind... $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2015 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ They been spending most their lives living in the gangsta's paradise.. But I'm pretty sure those are lorikeets $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2015 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ That hint should remove any rappy ideas. @Raystafarian You're right about them not being actual parrots, but it shouldn't matter. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Nov 12, 2015 at 13:13
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    $\begingroup$ Aww.. but "parrot"ise! Heh. $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2015 at 13:25
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    $\begingroup$ They must be discussing their pecking order.. $\endgroup$ Nov 12, 2015 at 17:51

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Honesty is the best policy


on ST is the best Polly, see?

  • $\begingroup$ Yup you got it! well done. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Nov 12, 2015 at 18:26

I know this isn't it, but still sort of fun because it works:


Because it's

Polly on a (should be little further right, but still close)


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