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


  • 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.

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.
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bystrooký a huňatý ocas

helläugig und buschig

ojos brillantes y tupida cola

aux yeux brillants et à la queue touffue

ljusögd och buskig svans

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