Idiom of the Week: Early Bird

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Meaning: Someone who gets up early or likes to get up early; the opposite of “night owl.” It comes from the saying “The early catches the worm.”

Examples:

My mom’s a night owl, but my dad’s an early bird. I guess opposites really do attract.

I always feel so tired in the morning. I’m not much of an early bird.

Teaching is a good job for early birds. You can get up early, teach your classes, then finish work earlier in the day.

 

Pop Quiz:

You’re an early bird if you…

A.  get up at dawn even when you don’t have to work.

B.  stay up late at night.

C.  finish work early.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Dawn means the time of day around sunrise – in other words, very early. And if you get up that early even when you don’t have to, you’re not only an early bird, but also crazy!

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4 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Early Bird

  1. Sze Wong says:

    In Chinese expression ,we always say: “Early bird always find something to it”

  2. Grace says:

    And if you get up that early even when you don’t have to, you’re not only an early bird, but also crazy! —-Ha Ha..

    Crazy or not crazy, who Decides?
    别人笑我太疯癫,Others scorned me for my insanity,
    我笑他人看不穿。I teased them for their narrow sight

  3. Lucian L says:

    The early bird catches the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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