Meaning of “get-up-and-go” in the English Dictionary

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"get-up-and-go" in British English

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get-up-and-gonoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɡet.ʌp.ənˈɡəʊ/ us /ˌɡet̬.ʌp.ənˈɡoʊ/ informal

(Definition of “get-up-and-go” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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get-up-and-gonoun [ U ]

us /ˈɡet̬ˌʌp·ənˈɡoʊ/ infml

the quality of being energetic, determined, and enthusiastic:

We need someone with real get-up-and-go to run this office.

(Definition of “get-up-and-go” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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