get-up-and-go

[get-uhp-uhn-goh]
noun
energy, drive, and enthusiasm.

Origin:
1905–10

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get-up-and-go
 
n
informal energy, drive, or ambition

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Example sentences
As for sleeping on a getaway, the survey showed we're a get-up-and-go nation.
He's got the get-up-and-go, and he hates anyone to beat him.
But that did not diminish my admiration for your get-up-and-go.
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