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Energy, enthusiasm, and initiative.
drive, initiative, enterprise, enthusiasm, eagerness, ambition, motivation, push, go, dynamism, energy, gusto, vigour, vitality, verve, fire, fervoursingle-mindedness, will power, dedication, doggedness, tenacity, zeal, commitment, forcefulness, spiritgumption, oomph, vim, pep, zing, zip, pizzazz, punchView synonyms
- ‘Ideally, I would like to work in an energetic workplace with fast turnaround and lots of get-up-and-go.’
- ‘I want my life to be organised, but I never seem to have the get-up-and-go to do the organising.’
- ‘He is a new man, full of vigour and get-up-and-go.’
- ‘What the horse lacks in get-up-and-go it makes up for in how good you'll look when you're riding it.’
- ‘The responsibility to show a bit of get-up-and-go, and to look to the future in any decisions we make about climate change in this country, rests on the National Party's shoulders.’
- ‘They're interesting people, outdoors people with a bit of get-up-and-go.’
- ‘I now have my get-up-and-go back, which has meant I've been able to do things like giving my son a helping hand with his new bike.’
- ‘Ambition, a spirit of get-up-and-go and a sense of pride in our community were all we had to rely on to drag ourselves up to a better standard of living.’
- ‘Here we have a company with entrepreneurial spirit and get-up-and-go.’
- ‘There was certainly more get-up-and-go about the team today.’
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