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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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She flew over the wood, and alighted opposite the house of the bushy long-tailed gentleman.
So were the tinted spectacles and the curious voice, which both hinted at a disguise, as did the bushy whiskers.
Rolland's bushy eyebrows frowned in stern disapproval of the new topic of conversation.
She must have been fed on nut-kernels," said the old female robber, who had a long, scrubby beard, and bushy eyebrows that hung down over her eyes.
A bird alighted fearlessly within reach of her hand, and a squirrel whisked his bushy tail on a tree-branch almost under her nose--yet with his bright little eyes all the while on the motionless dog.
Walking some forty paces away, Sergey Ivanovitch, knowing he was out of sight, stood still behind a bushy spindle-tree in full flower with its rosy red catkins.
An operation which, taken in connexion with the bushy eyebrows and the Roman nose, suggested with some liveliness the idea of a hawk engaged upon the eyes of a tough little bird.
He had spoken in jesting vein, but the twitching of his bushy eyebrows bespoke his disappointment and irritation.
His tall, bony figure gave promise of exceptional physical strength, while his great cranium and deep-set, lustrous eyes spoke no less clearly of the keen intelligence which twinkled out from behind his bushy eyebrows.
Quilp, however, without uttering another word, withdrew his eyes from the small servant, stroked his chin more thoughtfully than before, and then, bending over the note as if to direct it with scrupulous and hair-breadth nicety, looked at her, covertly but very narrowly, from under his bushy eyebrows.
Bushy, a former trustee and president of the Village of Oak Brook, has joined The PrivateBank, a unit of PrivateBancorp, Inc.
Detectives investigating the sex offence are studying CCTV from the store and also a nearby McDonald's in a bid to trace the man, described as unshaven with bushy eyebrows.
The traditional 'wedding cake'-shaped tree is giving way to one that is squat and bushy.
With the acquisition of Bayer Polymers LLC's high performance organic pigment business in Bushy Park, SC completed, Sun Chemical Corp.
In place of sacred statues or temples, Gus Van Sant gives us great expanses of deserts in all their extremes: bushy, sandy, rocky, billowing