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bright-eyed

[brahyt-ahyd] /ˈbraɪtˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having bright eyes.
2.
alertly eager.
Idioms
3.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm:
Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

bright-eyed

adjective
1.
eager; fresh and enthusiastic
2.
(informal) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, keen, confident, and alert
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Slang definitions & phrases for bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

adjective phrase

Eager and energetic; in splendid fettle (1950s+ Air Force)

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street-smart


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Eager and alert, as in Here is my new kindergarten class, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. The allusion here is to the appearance of a squirrel, which with its beady eyes and bushy tail looks ready for anything. [ 1930s ]
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