ball of fire


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. ball hockey,
  2. ball ice,
  3. ball joint,
  4. ball lightning,
  5. ball mill,
  6. ball of foot,
  7. ball of wax,
  8. ball race,
  9. ball tearer,
  10. ball thrombus

Origin of ball of fire

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for ball of fire

ball of fire

noun

informal a very lively person
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Idioms and Phrases with ball of fire

ball of fire

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

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