Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

the early bird catches the worm

the early bird catches the worm
Meaning(s)
1) a phrase advising someone to do sth quickly to gain an advantage
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • do it right now, the early bird catches the worm
  • Analysis

    The idiom 'the early bird catches the worm', means that the person who chooses to do something at the earliest opportunity will gain the best advantage or reward compared to others who stall or delay. This idiom is similar in meaning to the other English expressions 'first up, best dressed'.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I was first in the queue, so I got the tickets! The early bird catches the worm, as they say.
    2. The sales started at 6 am in the morning and many people were queuing up from midnight to become the early bird who catches the worm.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Early investors are most likely to see a big profit. As you know, the early bird catches the worm.
    2. When it comes to cryptocurrencies early adopters seem to profit disproportionally. The early bird catches the worm.
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