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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

energetic (person)

TRANSLATION

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed = aufgeweckt, aufmerksam, munter --- How important is this English word? "Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed": 116,000 Google Hits

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IN THE PRESS

As the new trainees arrived at the hospital for their first day on the job, looking BRIGHT-EYED AND BUSHY-TAILED, the head doctor thought to himself, “just wait until they finish their first 20-hour shift in the emergency room.”

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
adjective

1.    to be full of energy and eager to do things
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms

2.    alert and eager
The American Heritage Dictionary

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed refers to the appearance of a squirrel (das Eichhörnchen), an alert and active rodent that always seems to be on the lookout for something (food and enemies).

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Synonyms:
chipper, lively, spirited, eager, energetic

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