bright and early


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

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.
See also: and, bright, early

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!
See also: and, bright, early

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]
See also: and, bright, early

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.
See also: and, bright, early

bright and early

very early in the morning.
See also: and, bright, early

bright and ˈearly

early in the morning: You’re up bright and early this morning!
See also: and, bright, early