get-up-and-go

[ get-uhp-uh n-goh ]
/ ˈgɛtˌʌp ənˈgoʊ /

noun

energy, drive, and enthusiasm.

Origin of get-up-and-go

First recorded in 1905–10
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get-up-and-go


noun

informal energy, drive, or ambition
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