- marked by purposefulness and efficiency: a can-do executive.
- the quality of being efficient and enthusiastic.
Origin of can-do
Examples from the Web for can-do
We all know a few Elizabeth Banks—people who cruise through life at a steady clip of can-do energy.Where's Your Willpower?
November 24, 2010
Why is our can-do country, tied at inception to the pursuit of happiness, so reliably interested in visions of its own demise?A Great Dystopian Novel
March 30, 2010
I argued he should be moved over to a political adviser slot, where his considerable, can-do talents would better serve his boss.Rumbling Over Rahm
Leslie H. Gelb
February 22, 2010
On the other end of the phone was my Grandma Rose, a can-do matriarch calling from her home on Avenue U, six blocks away.My Man Crush on JFK, Jr.
July 16, 2009
Americans are can-do people who will quickly fix their problems if allowed to do so in a rational context.Stop the Bailout: Four Better Alternatives
March 11, 2009
A tug, the Gando, immediately re-named the Can-do, brought out our lighters of coal.The Bonadventure
- confident and resourceful in the face of challengesa can-do attitude
Word Origin and History for can-do
by 1952, from expression can do "it is possible," literally "(I or we) can do (it)," 1903, perhaps based on earlier no can do (see no).