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fire in the belly

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fire in the belly

noun phrase

Zealous ambition; energy; high spirits: You want someone with fire in the belly/ It's hard to get fire in the belly over health insurance when it's stuffed with pate

[1951+; probably fr the French phrase avoir quelque chose dans le ventre, ''to have something in the gut'']

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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