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be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

To be energetic and enthusiastic. After that nap, I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! As usual, the new interns are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed—just watching them is exhausting.
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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Energetic and enthusiastic. After that nap, I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! As usual, the new interns are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed—just watching them is exhausting.
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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Fig. awake and alert. (Often used ironically, as in the first example. The idea is that one is like a frisky animal, such as a squirrel.) Jill: Hi, Jane! How are you on this beautiful morning? Jane: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, just as you might expect, since I've only had three hours of sleep. Despite the early hour, Dennis was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
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be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

  (humorous)
to be full of energy and eager to do things She was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the next morning, despite having been up half the night.
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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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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

mod. alert and ready to do something; as alert and as active as a squirrel. You look all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning.
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Tests by the National Gardening Association confirm that roses fertilized with Epsom Salt grow bushier and produce more flowers, and it also makes pepper plants grow larger than those treated only with commercial fertilizer.
3Transplant wallflowers into a nursery bed for bushier plants.
Encourage repeat flowering of pansies and petunias by cutting them right back to the bushier growth at the base.
Three to 6 months later, the experimental periwinkles were bushier than control plants.
So we can understand why a few men might want a little help getting bushier bristles.
A mass of new shoots will regrow and eventually lead to a bushier, better-shaped shrub.
Instead, clip or trim the bushes now (except the ones which have flower buds already) so that they can become even bushier and you may have the delight of seeing our chirpy friends raise a family in your own garden.
These trees don't drop their needles and are bushier than the Nordmann.
These trees don't drop their needles and are bushier and have much fuller branches than the Nordmann," he says.
Rejuvenate straggly pansies and petunias by cutting them right back to the bushier growth at the base
I've caught some whoppers drifting a bigger, bushier dry fly that you would normally use, on a wind-swept loch.
For the best effect, combine tall plants with shorter, bushier ones, then stick in trailing plants to spill over pot sides.
An attempt to clone a cross between Tom Jones and a hamster resulted in a guy who looks just like Tom Jones, but with bushier sideburns and a desire to build an enormous wheel in his LA mansion.
1 Pinch out tops of Geraniums and Fuchsias to encourage bushy growth, and give them more space as they become bushier.
Cutting back less radically will produce shorter stems with a bushier look.