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.”
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.
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.
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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!