Origin of gung-ho
How to use gung-ho in a sentence
There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe.
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ho, 42, admitted that he had never stepped out of sight of the government minders but he insisted that was by choice.
All 130 employees share a similar vision and all seem very gung ho about their racy products.James Franco Gets Kinky: Inside the BDSM Porn Documentary 'Kink'|Marlow Stern|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even after the subpoenas started flying, he remained gung-ho on entitlement reform.
The door banged shut behind him and I heard him at the foot of the stairs roaring "Ho-ho-there-ho!"The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
The sailors who had been lounging about the deck sprang up and looked eagerly across the waves, as the cheerful "Sail-ho!"Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
Then Crozier called with a great, cheery voice—what Mona used to call his tally-ho voice.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
And p. 48 epeid per ho ts lichanou topos eis apeirous temnetai tomas.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
British Dictionary definitions for gung-ho
Word Origin for gung ho
Cultural definitions for gung-ho
Extremely enthusiastic or zealous: “He was gung-ho about going on a vacation to the beach.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with gung-ho
Also, gung-ho. Extremely enthusiastic or dedicated, as in She was gung ho about her new job. This expression was introduced in 1942 as a training slogan for a U.S. Marine battalion, derived from what an American officer thought were Mandarin Chinese words for “work together.” It was actually an abbreviation for the name of Chinese industrial cooperatives.