get-up-and-go
get-up-and-go get-up-and-go n. a character trait manifested in a readiness and ability to initiate action; an enterprising and energetic spirit; a go-getting attitude.

Syn: energy; drive; enterprise; initiative. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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