ball of fire

ball of fire
noun
1. a highly energetic and indefatigable person
Syn: ↑powerhouse, ↑human dynamo, ↑fireball
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker
Hyponyms: ↑self-starter
2. someone whose career progresses rapidly
Syn: ↑go-getter, ↑whizz-kid, ↑whiz-kid
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker

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: a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive especially manifest in speed of accomplishment

no mental ball of fire, but a few things quickly become clear to her — Time

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a dynamic person capable of or displaying rapid and highly effective thought, action, etc.: The new manager turned out to be a ball of fire.
[1815-25]

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ball of fire
1. A lively, dynamic person
2. A glass of brandy (informal)
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Main Entry:ball

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ball of fire,
U.S. Slang. an exceptionally dynamic person; live wire: »

He was certainly no ball of fire at those points where leadership was called for (New Yorker).

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noun, pl balls of fire [count]
chiefly US informal : a person who is very active and has a lot of energy

That guy is a real ball of fire.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ball of fire — a dynamic person capable of or displaying rapid and highly effective thought, action, etc.: The new manager turned out to be a ball of fire. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • ball of fire — AND fireball n. an energetic and ambitious person; a go getter. □ That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. □ I don’t want to hire some young fireball. I need wisdom and thoughtful ness …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ball of fire — Date: circa 1900 a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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