- having bright eyes.
- alertly eager.
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm: Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
Origin of bright-eyed
First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words for bright eyed and bushy tailedbubbly, sunny, bouncy, cheerful, bright, lively, cheery, jaunty, active, alert, aware, brisk, buoyant, gay, spirited, sprightly, vivacious, attentive, intelligent, quick
- eager; fresh and enthusiastic
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed informal keen, confident, and alert
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