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English definition of “get-up-and-go”

get-up-and-go

noun [U]    /ˈɡet̬ˌʌp·ənˈɡoʊ/ infml
the quality of being energetic , determined , and enthusiastic : We need someone with real get-up-and-go to run this office .
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