bright-eyed and bushy-tailed


: happy and full of energy
He arrived all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Examples of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the last 40 years since its Broadway debut, Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along — a musical about three bright-eyed and bushy-tailed dreamers told in reverse chronological order — has gone through almost as much love, loss, and growth as its protagonists. Emlyn Travis,, 10 Oct. 2023 While playing his most iconic role as Mr. Bean, Atkinson voiced Mufasa's first in-command Zazu, who had the unpleasant task of taking care of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young Simba. Diane J. Cho, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2023 Even Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf is a lot more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in comparison. Christian Holub,, 6 Dec. 2022 Brushing on Chantecaille cheekers means an instant bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2022 Whether on her talk show or social media, Barrymore comes off as a lovely, human embodiment of the warm fuzzies — and while no one's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 24/7, Barrymore just revealed her secret for eternal perkiness. Rachel Nussbaum,, 15 Sep. 2021 This fox is the very definition of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Aj Willingham, CNN, 10 May 2021 Nevertheless, these fictional ladies were not shaped by the minds of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed women like themselves. Ariana Romero,, 3 Feb. 2021 So in addition to keeping you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, sleep will keep your gray matter in tip-top shape, too. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 18 Oct. 2013

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“Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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