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Get out of bed very early in the morning:‘I wanted to leave early, and was up with the lark’
- ‘I was up with the lark, too excited at the prospect of seeing my team to sleep.’
- ‘Pet owners who get up with the lark to walk their dogs in a country park are fuming after penalty notices were slapped on their cars.’
- ‘The new parents I know got about four hours' sleep a night for a while and they are still up with the lark.’
- ‘When the children were small I'd be up with the lark; a cooked breakfast was on the table by 7.30 am.’
- ‘But from now on I'm up with the lark and out muck-spreading or doing whatever's needed to keep the farm ticking over properly.’
- ‘You'd think, wouldn't you, that after yesterday's attack of the walking dozes I'd have been up with the lark this morning, bright as something that's really, really bright that time of the morning?’
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