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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.
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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

an early bird

1. If you call someone an early bird, you mean that they get up early in the morning to do things. We've always been early birds, up at 5.30 or 6am. Note: Early-bird can also be used to describe things that are available to people who get up early. The early-bird rate for parking (in by 10 a.m., out by 7 p.m.) at the Millennium Park Garage is $14 weekdays.
2. If you call someone an early bird, you mean that they succeed in doing something before other people. Florida has been an early bird in terms of presidential voting for some time. Note: Early-bird can also be used to describe things that are available to these people. An early-bird discount is sometimes available at the beginning of the season.
See also: bird, early

early bird

a person who gets up, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time.
This expression comes from the saying the early bird catches the worm , meaning that the person who takes the earliest opportunity to do something will gain an advantage over others.
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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Group Discount--Companies registering 3 or more attendees at the same time for 4-Day or 5-Day Special Value Passports are eligible to receive a $100 discount per attendee, deducted from the applicable package pricing (Early-Bird or regular).
While early-bird schemes and the like help to attract supporters, nothing is more important than success on the field.
With the early-bird now over, the main adult membership for the Pavilion Stand increases from PS200 to PS225.
Early-bird season tickets are available from Monday, July 7, to Thursday, July 31, and offer savings of up to 30 per cent against match day prices.
Early-bird tickets are now on sale for two of Teesside comedy clubs - Middlesbrough's Big Mouth and Hartlepool's Hot Potato comedy clubs.
ALBION fans have until 5pm today to take advantage of the early-bird offer for 2009/10 season tickets or risk losing their seats.
Adult match-day prices range from pounds 12.50 to pounds 21, with early-bird tickets available before match day.
Albion have over 21,000 season ticket holders this season, which is the club's limit, and new applicants will be asked to place a pounds 50 deposit, making them eligible for the early-bird prices, and their names will be added to a first come, first served waiting list.
Albion have over 21,000 season ticket holders, which is the club's limit, and new applicants will be asked to place a pounds 50 deposit, making them eligible for the early-bird prices, and will be added to a first come, first served waiting list.
And the Daily Post has joined up with the club to offer readers the chance of a free meal at the Bamford Suite when they purchase an early-bird season ticket.
Last week's winner, for example, Angel Cabrera, was 28-1 in many places on the Monday, but come the following morning no better than 25-1 was available because early-birds had hoovered up the value.
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