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early bird

early bird

Date: Jan 22 2009

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m an early bird. It’s a problem. My friends are always like, ‘Really? You can’t go out again?’”

-Actress and singer Mandy Moore on being in bed by 11 p.m. (usmagazine.com)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

someone who likes getting up early in the morning

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

It seems like there are two types of young Hollywood starlets. First there are the party girls, like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, who appear to spend as much time dancing on tables as they do sleeping. Then there are the good girls, or at least the ones who act good most of the time. Singers and actresses like Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgeons want us to believe that they go to bed by 10 p.m. every night so they can wake up early in the morning and start working right away.

Mandy Moore puts herself in the “good girl” category. She calls herself an early bird, or someone who likes to get up early in the morning. She claims that she doesn’t go out and party because she needs to be in bed before 11 p.m. so that she can get up bright and early the next day.

One expression claims that “The early bird gets the worm.” This means that people who get up early or arrive places earlier get more done and receive more rewards.

The opposite of an early bird is a night owl. Night owls like to stay up late and hate getting up early. They usually find early birds like Many Moore annoying. They’re like those noisy birds outside your window that wake you up at dawn with their cheerful noises. Don’t they realize that some of us have hangovers to sleep off?

What about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My roommate is an early bird. She’s always up before dawn.

I can’t stand early birds because I’m always grumpy in the morning. “

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS someone who get up early morning.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
Rickable Early Bird is someone who always goes to bed early and gets up early.
by Rickable
dalongtime i guess it means a person who always get up early.
by dalongtime
hebema a person who get up early.
by hebema
It's when you like to sleep and wake up early
by Principessina
=peter= someone who wakes up early in the morning.
by =peter=
yvo0804 it means one person who gets up early
by yvo0804
Aneet people who love mornings, wake up early and don´t like nights parties and so on
by Aneet
麥香 Someone always get up early,and not allow to go out in the night.
by 麥香
Margaret Someone who goes to bed early.
by Margaret
missroro Someone who wakes up and starts working very early in the day; someone who arrives before an event begins.
by missroro
banmaixanh an early bird is someone who goes to bed and gets up earlier than many others. the opposite is: a night owl.
by banmaixanh
ILya "Early bird" have the same meaning in my country it's mean - person who wake up earlier than most of people
by ILya
uuchiang some person who get up early?
by uuchiang
a person who gets up early
by holly&honey
tinyry she sleeps early to get up early
by tinyry
evelyn_BR someone who goes to the bed early or get up early.
by evelyn_BR
blunyl An early bird might mean (going to bed early)!!!
by blunyl
Kaitlynv Someone who wakes up early ;o
by Kaitlynv
EDITH ^.~ A person who gets up very early in the morning, earlier then others usually do.
by EDITH ^.~
This one comes from the proverb "the early bird catches the worm" and we use it to describe a successful person who thanks to waking up earlier achieves more than those who sleep longer in the morning. In other words, "an early bird" is the first to rise and, metaphorically, a very successful person.
by alexander pup

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mohd khaled

Malaysia

A person who gets up early every day

10:04 AM Apr 27 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I hate to get up early in the morning! But also,I’m not a night owl… An early time for me that not to be agressive is from the 07 am hehe

07:43 PM Jan 28 2009 |

maloud

maloud

Poland

I hate early mornings. I’m definetely a night owl

03:38 PM Jan 27 2009 |

Flora%

Flora%

China

it means person who get up very early than any others..

02:11 PM Jan 27 2009 |

marly2ramos

Philippines

I am an early bird person. I like being at work early so that I could finish my early. On seeing someone or date with friends or appointment, I always make to be there early. that’s me. :)

04:12 PM Jan 26 2009 |

addud

addud

Indonesia

early birds, i think its a nice word. when you get up early in the morning. you could be healtier.

10:07 AM Jan 26 2009 |

douding

douding

China

I often go to bed late but get up early

09:31 AM Jan 26 2009 |

Tempest

Tempest

Syrian Arab Republic

An active person

09:37 AM Jan 25 2009 |

sukya

sukya

China

ummm…i suppose i’m a night owl,coz i don’t like to get up early…but in school i have to be an early bird…lol…i’m at home now!!!i’m a night owl totally now…hehe

06:33 AM Jan 25 2009 |

Larissa87

Ukraine

In Ukraine they say: “God gives all to the one who gets up early in the morning”.

06:48 PM Jan 24 2009 |

Rayko

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I am early bird but my wife is a night owl

04:39 PM Jan 23 2009 |

Jenny58

Jenny58

Ukraine

i used to be a night owl, but my husbend is a early bird ,under his influence, i am a early bird now,
lol.

07:54 AM Jan 23 2009 |

guobingyou

guobingyou

China

I am total an night owl.I always stay up late in the evening.

07:24 AM Jan 23 2009 |

fiydoon

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in our culture this habit is good. a proverb says(the person who get up early he /she be succeed in his/her life ) but night owl has same mean

05:31 PM Jan 22 2009 |

B&T

B&T

China

to be an early bird??it is so hard for me

08:46 AM Jan 22 2009 |

hooshmand

hooshmand

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think it’s a habit for early birds to wakeup early in holidays.

08:06 AM Jan 22 2009 |

c106317

c106317

Taiwan

uh… i wanna gave super but i’m silly i clicked the wrong button~ hahaha !!
Actually i use to be a night owl!!
but now because of the work,i am totally a early bird now!! Now i just cant realise how did i stay up so late in that meantime!! haha

07:40 AM Jan 22 2009 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

an early bird during the week and a night owl on the weekend:-)

07:33 AM Jan 22 2009 |

weiniland

weiniland

China

How wish i could be an early bird!

05:59 AM Jan 22 2009 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

There’s an old saying “An early bird can get something to eat in the morning.”

01:27 AM Jan 22 2009 |

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