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ball of fire

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for ball-fire

ball of fire

noun
1.
(informal) a very lively person
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Slang definitions & phrases for ball-fire

ball of fire

noun phrase

A dazzling performer; spectacularly successful striver; overachiever; go-getter, hot shot

[1900+; perhaps fr earlier ball of fire, ''a very fast train'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with ball-fire

ball of fire

A dynamic, energetic, and successful individual, as in I hope Pat joins us; she's a real ball of fire. [ ; early 1800s ]
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