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bright and early

In the early morning. ("Bright" likely references the rising sun.) I had to wake up bright and early to make sure I was at the airport in time for my 7 AM flight. I was supposed to meet my sister bright and early at the gym, but I was so exhausted when my alarm went off that I just went back to sleep.
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bright and early

very early in the morning or the workday. Yes, I'll be there bright and early. I want to see you here on time tomorrow, bright and early, or you're fired!
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bright and early

Early in the morning, at dawn, as in It's a long trip, so we'll have to start out bright and early. The bright here presumably alludes to the brilliance of the dawning sun, which has long been noted by poets. [Early 1800s]
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bright and early

COMMON Bright and early means early in the morning. I've got to be up bright and early in the morning to drive to Leeds.
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bright and early

very early in the morning.
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bright and ˈearly

early in the morning: You’re up bright and early this morning!
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References in classic literature ?
I'm going to get out my horse bright and early, and be off.
SANDY and I were on the road again, next morn- ing, bright and early.
So tomorrow I'll be up bright and early, make my little old collection, and mosey off to Tennessee, on my own hind legs, with a rousing good-by to Gadsby's.
ON THE 18TH of September, Captain Bonneville and his three companions set out, bright and early, to rejoin the main party, from which they had parted on Wind River.
They were all up bright and early next morning, but Dorothy didn't venture to wander from the camp again for fear of more accidents.
Then bright and early the next morning they set out upon the return Journey to the emerald City, the Tin Woodman bearing upon his shoulder a gleaming axe and leading the way, while the Pumpkinhead rode upon the Saw-Horse and Tip and the Scarecrow walked upon either side to make sure that he didn't fall off or become damaged.
Next morning they started out bright and early to follow the road of yellow bricks toward the Emerald City.
Instead of sleeping later than usual that morning, she was always up bright and early, flying round to get ready for her guest, for Will came to breakfast, and they made a long day of it.
Rose was very happy now, being out nearly all day enjoying the beautiful awakening of the world, for spring came bright and early, as if anxious to do its part.