bright and early
Early in the morning, at dawn, as in It's a long trip, so we'll have to start out bright and early. The bright here presumably alludes to the brilliance of the dawning sun, which has long been noted by poets. [Early 1800s]
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Senior Idioms That Need Early Retirement
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undue, improper, premature, unfortunate, ill-timed, quick, beforehand, soon, immediate, previous, abortive, awkward, disagreeable, early, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, inopportune, intrusive, malapropos
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