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Question #5370 posted on 04/29/2004 midnight
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Where does the term "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" come from? I'd be dim-eyed and naked-tailed without you guys. Thanks for your hard work.
- (speedraycr)

A: Dear Slow Down,

"Bright eyed and bushy tailed" is from the 1930's "alluding to the uninhibited behavior of squirrels, chipmunks, and others of their ilk, especially their wide eyes, quick movements, and boundless energy."

-CGNU Grad