bright ADJECTIVE 1) giving out much light, or filled with light. 2) (of colour) vivid and bold. 3) intelligent and quick-witted. 4) (of sound) clear and high-pitched. 5) cheerfully lively. 6) (of prospects) good.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — Cf. ↑bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
DERIVATIVES brightly adverb brightness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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