eager beaver

[ee-ger] /ˈi gər/
a person who is excessively diligent or overly zealous.
1940–45, Americanism
British Dictionary definitions for eager beaver
eager beaver
informal a person who displays conspicuous diligence, esp one who volunteers for extra work

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eager beaver


: her eager-beaver sincerity/ eager-beaver gung-ho spirit

noun phrase

An energetic and willing worker; ambitious striver (1940s+)

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eager beaver

An exceptionally zealous person, one who habitually takes on more tasks or works harder than others. For example, Bill is a real eager beaver, always volunteering to stay late. This expression became especially popular during World War II, applied to recruits anxious to impress their commanding officers by such behavior. [First half of 1900s]

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