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get-up-and-go

[get-uhp-uh n-goh] /ˈgɛtˌʌp ənˈgoʊ/
noun
1.
energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for get-up-and-go
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for get-up-and-go

get-up-and-go

noun
1.
(informal) energy, drive, or ambition
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Slang definitions & phrases for get-up-and-go

get-up-and-go

noun

Energy and initiative; pep; piss and vinegar, pizzazz: My get-up-and-go has got up and went

[1940s+; in the form get up and get found by 1884]


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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