|2.||Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed|
To be wide awake, not tired... old western slang
Woman: Baby are you tired?
Man: Nah, I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed
|1.||bright eyed and bushy tailed|
Excited and attentive. Reffering to squirrels.
As in 'Here is my new kindergarten class, all bright eyed and bushy tailed.' The allusion here is to the appearance of a squirrel, which with its beady eyes and bushy tail looks ready for anything. 1930s