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ball of fire Explained

ball of fire at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "ball of fire":
activist, beaver, big-time operator, bustler, busy bee, doer,
eager beaver, enthusiast, go-getter, human dynamo, hustler,
live wire, man of action, man of deeds, militant, new broom,
operator, political activist, powerhouse, take-charge guy,
wheeler-dealer, winner

ball of fire at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ball of fire
n 1: a highly energetic and indefatigable person [syn: {powerhouse},
{human dynamo}, {fireball}]
2: someone whose career progresses rapidly [syn: {go-getter}, {whizz-kid},

ball of fire at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=ball of fire|balls of fire
  • Inter: idiomati » c A person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.
    1. 1910, Category: w - :Rex Ellingwood Beach|Rex Ellingwood Beach, Going Some: A Romance of Strenuous Affection, ch. 16:
    2. : "I wonder how fast this feller is? Ever heard?"
    3. : "They seem to think he's a whirlin' ball of fire, but that don't worry you none, does it?"
    4. 1981, Jim Brosnan, "Keith Hernandez on the Rocky Road to Cooperstown," Boys Life'', vol. 71, no. 9, p. 36:
    5. : Despite Kennedy's glowing tribute, Hernandez was no ball of fire his first year as a pro.
    6. 1994, Category: w - :M. Scott Peck|M. Scott Peck, A World Waiting to Be Born: Civility Rediscovered, ISBN 9780553373172, p. 198:
    7. : "Tell me what you can about her supervisor," I requested.
    8. : "Woman in her mid-fifties. No ball of fire. She's been with the company for twenty-two years and demonstrated no desire to climb any further."
    9. 2008, Frank L. Hicks Jr., Invisible Bridges, ISBN 9781435735743, p. 203:
    10. : "He really knows how to make a woman feel good. He's a ball of fire in bed."

      Usage notes

      * Often used in the expression "no ball of fire".


      * go-getter

    Translation: et » ball of fire