eager beaver
noun Date: 1943 a person who is extremely zealous about performing duties and volunteering for more

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  • eager beaver — {n. phr.}, {slang} A person who is always eager to work or do anything extra, perhaps to win the favor of his leader or boss. * /Jack likes his teacher and works hard for her, but his classmates call him an eager beaver./ * /The man who was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eager beaver — {n. phr.}, {slang} A person who is always eager to work or do anything extra, perhaps to win the favor of his leader or boss. * /Jack likes his teacher and works hard for her, but his classmates call him an eager beaver./ * /The man who was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eager beaver — A person who is extremely keen is an eager beaver …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • eager beaver — noun count INFORMAL someone who is extremely enthusiastic and enjoys working extremely hard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eager beaver — [n] active person ambitious person, ball of fire*, busy bee*, busy person, doer, dynamo, fireball*, go getter, hot shot, live wire*, pistol*, self starter, spark plug*, workhorse; concept 706 …   New thesaurus

  • eager beaver — ☆ eager beaver n. Slang a person characterized by much, or too much, industry, initiative, or enthusiasm …   English World dictionary

  • eager beaver — noun an alert and energetic person • Syn: ↑busy bee, ↑live wire, ↑sharpie, ↑sharpy • Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • eager\ beaver — n. phr. slang A person who is always eager to work or do anything extra, perhaps to win the favor of his leader or boss. Jack likes his teacher and works hard for her, but his classmates call him an eager beaver. The man who was promoted to be… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • eager beaver — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms eager beaver : singular eager beaver plural eager beavers informal someone who is extremely enthusiastic and enjoys working extremely hard …   English dictionary

  • eager beaver —    The term eager beaver refers to a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic, sometimes considered overzealous.     The new accountant works all the time first to arrive and last to leave. He s a real eager beaver! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • eager-beaver — n. a person who is very eager to do something. □ Rocko is an eager beaver when it comes to collecting money for Mr. Big. □ The eager beavers were trying to buy tickets yesterday! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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