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the early bird gets the worm

proverb
1. Someone who is very active and alert in the early hours of the morning is more apt to find success or opportunities. We need to get to the store early if we want to have the best selection. The early bird gets the worm, you know. I've been up since 6 AM and have already gotten tons of stuff accomplished. The early bird gets the worm!
2. Someone who seizes some opportunity at the earliest point in time will have the best chance of reaping its benefits. This market could be very lucrative, but I have a feeling it will only be for those who take advantage of it early on. The early bird get the worm, after all.
See also: bird, early, get, worm
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