get-up-and-go definition, meaning - what is get-up-and-go in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get-up-and-go”

See all translations

get-up-and-go

noun [U] uk   /ˌɡet.ʌp.əŋˈɡəʊ/  us   /ˌɡet̬.ʌp.ənˈɡoʊ/ informal
the quality of being positive and having a lot of new ideas, determination, and energy: This job needs someone with a bit of get-up-and-go.
Translations of “get-up-and-go”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幹勁, 闖勁, 進取心…
in Chinese (Simplified) 干劲, 闯劲, 进取心…
(Definition of get-up-and-go from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get-up-and-go?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get-up-and-go” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More