get-up-and-go

get-up-and-go
noun
enterprising or ambitious drive
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Europeans often laugh at American energy

Syn: ↑energy, ↑push
Derivationally related forms: ↑pushy (for: ↑push), ↑push (for: ↑push), ↑energetic (for: ↑energy), ↑energize (for: ↑energy)
Hypernyms: ↑drive
Hyponyms: ↑second wind

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noun (informal) DRIVE, initiative, enterprise, enthusiasm, eagerness, ambition, motivation, dynamism, energy, gusto, vigour, vitality, verve, fire, fervour, zeal, commitment, spirit; informal gumption, oomph, vim, pep.
apathy.

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noun
see getup 3

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/get"up'euhn goh"/, n.
energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
[1905-10]

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getˈ-up-and-goˈ noun (informal)
Energy
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Main Entry:get

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get-up-and-go UK US noun [uncountable] informal
energy and enthusiasm
Thesaurus: feelings of energy and enthusiasmsynonym

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get-up-and-go «GEHT UHP uhn GOH», noun, adjective. Informal.
–n.
energy and readiness; initiative; spunk: »

Guys love it…for its road-ability and get-up-and-go! (New Yorker).

–adj.
full of spunk; enterprising; bold and dynamic: »

get-up-and-go salesmanship.

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informal energy, enthusiasm, and initiative

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/ˌgɛtˌʌpn̩ˈgoʊ/ noun [noncount]
informal : energy and enthusiasm

full of get-up-and-go

I'm not as young as I used to be, but I still have plenty of get-up-and-go.

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ˌget-up-and-ˈgo [get-up-and-go] noun uncountable (informal)
energy and determination to get things done

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  • get-up-and-go — • get up and go • get up and get n. phr. informal Energetic enthusiasm; ambitious determination; pep; drive; push. Joe has a lot of get up and go and is working his way through school …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get-up-and-go — n. a character trait manifested in a readiness and ability to initiate action; an enterprising and energetic spirit; a go getting attitude. Syn: energy; drive; enterprise; initiative. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get-up-and-go — n [U] informal energy and determination to do things ▪ He was the only candidate who had any get up and go …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • get up and go — If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get-up-and-go — noun uncount INFORMAL energy and enthusiasm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get-up-and-go — get′ up and go′ n. energy, drive, and enthusiasm • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • get-up-and-go — also[get up and get] {n. phr.}, {informal} Energetic enthusiasm; ambitious determination; pep; drive; push. * /Joe has a lot of get up and go and is working his way through school./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get-up-and-go — also[get up and get] {n. phr.}, {informal} Energetic enthusiasm; ambitious determination; pep; drive; push. * /Joe has a lot of get up and go and is working his way through school./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get-up-and-go — Synonyms and related words: adventuresomeness, adventurousness, aggression, aggressiveness, ambitiousness, bang, dash, drive, dynamism, enterprise, enterprisingness, fire, force, forcefulness, get up and get, getup, ginger, go, go ahead, go… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • get-up-and-go — if someone has get up and go, they have energy and enthusiasm. You need a bit of get up and go if you re going to work in sales …   New idioms dictionary

  • get-up-and-go — noun enthusiastic and energetic drive or ambition My get up and go got up and went! Syn: drive, motivation, oomph …   Wiktionary

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