live wire

live wire
noun
an alert and energetic person
Syn: ↑eager beaver, ↑busy bee, ↑sharpie, ↑sharpy
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker
Hyponyms: ↑goffer, ↑gopher

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live wire «lyv»,
1. a wire having a connection to a source of electricity, especially such a wire in which an electric current is flowing.
2. Informal, Figurative. an energetic, wide-awake person: »

Weaver had earned something of a reputation for himself as a live wire (New Yorker).

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[līv]
n. informal an energetic and unpredictable person

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noun, pl ⋯ wires [count]
informal : a very lively and energetic person

She's a real live wire.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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