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A person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time:‘he was always an early bird’[as modifier] ‘many cruise lines offer early-bird discounts for people who plan ahead’
- ‘It is the early bird who gets the bargains, apparently.’
- ‘Another early bird, a girl surnamed Chiu, bought 10 books of lyrics by local pop singer Chris Wong for her friends.’
- ‘I just want to say now if you are an early bird you'll be delighted to know that from this Monday, he will be starting his breakfast show at 6am.’
- ‘She's always an early bird, always, that wife of mine.’
- ‘Everyone wanted to be an early bird and cash in on the sale.’
- ‘On the deluge of music albums, the early bird on the Indipop horizon says: ‘The more the number, the bigger is the competition.’’
- ‘The Hospital, an early bird in putting in place comprehensive diabetology services for patients, has also planned several programmes for patients as well as the public.’
- ‘‘Ahhh… the early bird finally arrives,’ her mother said, sarcasm dripping in her voice.’
- ‘Membership is restricted to one person from each profession or trade, but you need to be an early bird - meetings start at 7.30 am.’
- ‘Then I realized that I'd have to get up early to milk the goats and I am just not capable of becoming an early bird.’
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