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Bright-eyed and bushy tailed alert and lively, eager; the image is of an animal in good health and spirits.

bright young thing an enthusiastic, ambitious, and self-consciously fashionable young person, a term originally applied in the 1920s to a member of a young fashionable set noted for exuberant and outrageous behaviour.

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