Didn't you tell him I was the early bird gone out to catch the worm?
"The early bird got the worm this time, I'm sure," said Mrs. Jo, merrily.
First come first served, and the early bird laps up the cream.
Grodman was not an early bird, now that he had no worms to catch.
Perhaps you have heard that the early bird catches the worm.
It is not always the early bird that ...