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Difference between Bright in the eye and Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

bright in the eye —(dated sl.) slightly drunk:

  • “You are drunk!” Walter clutched the window frame and muttered, “Just a trifle bright in the eye, love.”

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed—(U.S. sl.) alert and enthusiastic; ready for action:

  • You look all bright-eyed and bushytailed this morning.