Feeling lively, bright, fit and cheerful after a long time

Etymology:

  • This idiom was used in the 19th century, which referred to furry animals having bushy tail. It is seen that the tails of these animals go up when they are excited. Bright eyes represent cheerfulness and being alert. Both of the terms were combined and used in a single idiom. Most of the writers used this term to describe a very good state of someone. It was used in literature and poetry.
359 Views

After working continuously for a week, Zed slept like a baby for many hours and woke up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed':

bright-eyed and bushy-tailedAlert and in an eager, frisky, or playful mood; full of life.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailedEager, alert, enthusiastic, and lively.
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed phrase in other languages:

bystrooký a huňatý ocas

helläugig und buschig

ojos brillantes y tupida cola

aux yeux brillants et à la queue touffue

ljusögd och buskig svans

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

How to pronounce this phrase?

Discuss this Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed phrase with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jun 2024. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed_44513>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a phrases master?

    »
    Let's give them a round of _____________ for all their hard work!
    A applause
    B shots
    C cheers
    D congratulations

    Browse Phrases.com