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get-up-and-go

Definitions

noun

  1. (informal) energy, drive, or ambition

Example Sentences Including 'get-up-and-go'

A certain amount of stress gives us the get-up-and-go necessary for living.
Westcott, Patsy Alternative Health Care for Women
I said,'Renée used to say I didn't have enough get-up-and-go.
Laurie Graham MR STARLIGHT (2004)
I thought she would be attracted to someone with a lot more get-up-and-go than I have.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
KELLY Brook looks full of get-up-and-go as she pops out to lunch.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Today they'll test each other's get-up-and-go in the series final of the Triathlon World Cup.
Misc (1998)
``Over the years people with get-up-and-go got up and left,' Banfield says.
The Australian (2005)

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