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get-up-and-go

[get-uhp-uh n-goh]
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noun
  1. energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
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Origin of get-up-and-go

First recorded in 1905–10
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Related Words for get-up-and-go

force, dash, juice, intensity, initiative, go, endurance, liveliness, application, animation, fortitude, effectiveness, might, exertion, life, efficacy, fire, ardor, activity, efficiency

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British Dictionary definitions for get-up-and-go

get-up-and-go

noun
  1. informal energy, drive, or ambition
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