ball of fire


ball of fire
noun
1. a highly energetic and indefatigable person
Syn: ↑powerhouse, ↑human dynamo, ↑fireball
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker
Hyponyms: ↑self-starter
2. someone whose career progresses rapidly
Syn: ↑go-getter, ↑whizz-kid, ↑whiz-kid
Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker

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: a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive especially manifest in speed of accomplishment

no mental ball of fire, but a few things quickly become clear to her — Time

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a dynamic person capable of or displaying rapid and highly effective thought, action, etc.: The new manager turned out to be a ball of fire.
[1815-25]

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ball of fire
1. A lively, dynamic person
2. A glass of brandy (informal)
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Main Entry:ball

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ball of fire,
U.S. Slang. an exceptionally dynamic person; live wire: »

He was certainly no ball of fire at those points where leadership was called for (New Yorker).

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noun, pl balls of fire [count]
chiefly US informal : a person who is very active and has a lot of energy

That guy is a real ball of fire.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.