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This is the Mexico that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and most major U.S. corporations, are eager to call amigo.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A woman in a smart uniform scribbles out tickets for a growing line of tourists eager to take a trip on the old-fashioned train.
In August 1984, I arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, eager to jump into college life.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, most of us are eager to return home for the holiday.
Why the government is so vehemently eager to delist the grizzly remains a troublesome question.
The rebellion spread to their district, and many of the natives on and about the estate were eager to join in the movement.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The morning came and with it Shaffer, and with him five hundred and fifty men, eager for the combat.
Taken for guerrillas, every Southern sympathizer was eager to give them all the information possible.
They also took advantage of the necessity of others, in miserly traffic in Beaver skins with the Savages.
British Dictionary definitions for eager beaver
Other Idioms and Phrases with eager beaver
An exceptionally zealous person, one who habitually takes on more tasks or works harder than others. For example, Bill is a real eager beaver, always volunteering to stay late. This expression became especially popular during World War II, applied to recruits anxious to impress their commanding officers by such behavior. [First half of 1900s]