early\ bird\ gets\ the\ worm


early\ bird\ gets\ the\ worm
• early bird gets the worm
• early bird catches the worm
proverb
A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of succeeding; if you arrive early or are quicker, you get ahead of others.

When Billy's father woke him up for school he said, "the early bird catches the worm."

Charles began looking for a summer job in January; he knows that the early bird gets the worm.

Compare: first come, first served

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • the early bird gets the worm — the one who arrives first gets the reward etc.    I want to go to the sale at 8 a.m. The early bird gets the worm! …   English idioms

  • early\ bird\ catches\ the\ worm — • early bird gets the worm • early bird catches the worm proverb A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of succeeding; if you arrive early or are quicker, you get ahead of others. When Billy s father woke him up for school… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • early bird catches the worm — or[early bird gets the worm] A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of succeeding; if you arrive early or are quicker, you get ahead of others. A proverb. * /When Billy s father woke him up for school he said, The early… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • early bird catches the worm — or[early bird gets the worm] A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of succeeding; if you arrive early or are quicker, you get ahead of others. A proverb. * /When Billy s father woke him up for school he said, The early… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • early bird catches the worm — a person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of success He always goes to work before his colleagues because he knows that the early bird catches the worm …   Idioms and examples

  • the early bird catches the worm — The corollary in quot. 2001, it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese, is attributed to US comedian Steven Wright; it may be used independently to counsel caution. 1636 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 5) 307 The early bird catcheth… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • the early bird catches/gets the worm — see ↑early, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑bird the early bird catches/gets the worm see ↑early, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑worm …   Useful english dictionary

  • early bird — See the early bird gets the worm …   English idioms

  • early bird — early ,bird noun count INFORMAL 1. ) someone who gets up early in the morning 2. ) someone who arrives somewhere or does something before other people do the early bird catches the worm used for saying that if you arrive somewhere or do something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • early bird — noun 1. a person who arrives early before others do • Hypernyms: ↑arrival, ↑arriver, ↑comer 2. a person who gets up very early in the morning • Hypernyms: ↑riser * * * early bird, Informal. a person who gets up, arrives, or does something early:… …   Useful english dictionary