ball of fire

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noun
  1. 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.

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
  1. 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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