bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

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Definition of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

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

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“Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bright-eyed%20and%20bushy-tailed. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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