- (informal) energy, drive, or ambition
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Example Sentences Including 'get-up-and-go'
A certain amount of stress gives us the get-up-and-go necessary for living.
Alternative Health Care for Women
I said,'Renée used to say I didn't have enough get-up-and-go.
MR STARLIGHT (2004)
Today they'll test each other's get-up-and-go in the series final of the Triathlon World Cup.
``Over the years people with get-up-and-go got up and left,' Banfield says.
The Australian (2005)
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