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The early bird catches the worm

This page is about the saying "The early bird catches the worm"

Possible meaning:
Birds that wake early in the morning will find worms to eat, but birds that wake late will find no worms. The saying suggests that the same is true for us in life. If we do something early, before other people, we will be successful.

worm (noun): a small animal with a thin, soft body and no legs or arms, like a tiny snake

Quick Quiz

If "the early bird catches the worm", it's best to start new projects

a. on a Monday morning

b. shortly after midnight

c. at the earliest practicable moment

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger