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early bird

1. Someone who is more active and alert in the early hours of the morning than later in the day; an early riser. I tried dating an early bird once, but since I like to sleep in late, it didn't really work out. I suppose it's more out of necessity than anything, but I turned into an early bird as soon as I had kids.
2. Someone who arrives early to an event. We'd better have everything ready for the garage sale—the early birds will be here sniffing around before we get a chance to set up.
See also: bird, early

early bird

 
1. . Fig. a person who gets up early. I never miss sunrise. I'm an early bird. The early birds were up at dawn and ready for breakfast.
2. Fig. a person who arrives early. The early birds get the best seats. There were some early birds who arrived before the party was set to start.
3. Fig. having to do with early arrival. (Usually hyphenated.) Early-bird arrivals will be given a free cup of coffee. The early-bird special this week is a free six-pack of iced tea for the first 100 visitors.
See also: bird, early

early bird

1. n. a person who gets up early. The early birds saw the corpse on the street and called the cops.
2. n. a person who arrives early. There were some early birds who arrived before the tea things were laid.
3. mod. having to do with early arrival. Early bird arrivals will be given a free cup of coffee.
See also: bird, early
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The nights I swear last forever Whatever the weather At the crack of dawn I raise my weary head Yet still I prefer to get out of bed A hearty breakfast I normally eat Then it's back to bed for some natural sleep The Early Bird The early bird catches the worm Hot and fresh and very firm The birds awaken ever so soon They require a nap round about noon They feed their chicks with whatever they can find The chicks are not fussy they don't really mind When the sun goes down its time for bed They nest in the roof of the garden shed Early to bed and very early they rise To me the dawn chorus comes as no surprise Both poems by George McLanders