early bird


early bird
early birds
1) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that the early bird catches the worm, you mean that the person who arrives first in a place is most likely to get what they want.

The serious buying happens between 6 and 8am, and it is very much the case that the early bird catches the worm.

2) N-COUNT An early bird is someone who does something or goes somewhere very early, especially very early in the morning.

We've always been early birds, getting up at 5.30 or 6am...

Early birds can get the best bargains in the January sales.

3) ADJ: ADJ n An early bird deal or offer is one that is available at a reduced price, but which you must buy earlier than you would normally do.

Early bird discounts are usually available at the beginning of the season.


English dictionary. 2008.

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