be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

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be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

To be energetic and enthusiastic. After that nap, I am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! As usual, the new interns are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed—just watching them is exhausting.
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Dubai: Commuters were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Sunday morning as they were ready to start the week ahead on a positive note.
They were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed then, full of hope and excitement.
Some local authority spoilsports had wanted the count to start the next day when all their workers were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - but where's the fun in that?
But the terrible truth today is that if they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed then the chances are they'd be on something