[ get-uhp-uh n-goh ]
/ ˈgɛtˌʌp ənˈgoʊ /
energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
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Origin of get-up-and-go
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for get-up-and-go
informal energy, drive, or ambition
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