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early bird catches the worm

Also, early bird gets the worm. One who arrives first has the best chance for success, as in She's always the first one in line and does well at these auctions-the early bird catches the worm! This proverbial saying, first recorded in English in 1605, is so familiar that it is often shortened to early bird, a term also used in the sense of "early riser", as in You can call me at seven-I'm an early bird, as well as "early diner" ( This restaurant has early-bird specials at lower prices).
See also: bird, catch, early, worm
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The early bird gets the worm, but then checks out by mid-afternoon.
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We would start an entire argument around his African time mentality and he would shut me up with something like, "punctuality is the virtue of the bored," or "the early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.
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The early bird gets the worm couldn't be truer when it comes to registering for meetings and conventions.