Origin of gung-ho
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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
She tole him dey wuz ho'ses in de paster an' dat de Yankee camp wuz over near Laurinburg or somewhare like dat.
Nobody ain't seed dat boy since, but somehow dat ho'se come back an' in his mane wuz er piece of paper.
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
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.