can-do
adjective Date: 1945 characterized by eager willingness to accept and meet challenges <
a can-do attitude
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can-do-ism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • can-do — ˈcan do adjective [only before a noun] having a strong belief that you can succeed in getting things done, and willing to try hard and use any method to do this : • He has a can do attitude and knows how to work with colleagues to get things done …   Financial and business terms

  • can-do — adj. having an eager willingness to accept and overcome challenges; as, a can do kind of person; the city s indomitable optimism and can do spirit. [slang] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • can do — (informal) I (or we) can do it, it can be done • • • Main Entry: ↑can …   Useful english dictionary

  • can-do — adjective eager to do difficult jobs and confident of success: a can do attitude …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • can-do — adj [only before noun] informal willing to try anything and expect that it will work ▪ He has a wonderful can do attitude towards work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • can-do — [kan′do͞o′] adj. Informal characterized by enthusiasm and confidence in taking on tasks or challenges …   English World dictionary

  • can-do — can′ do′ Informal. adj. 1) cvb inf marked by purposefulness and efficiency 2) cvb inf the quality of being efficient and enthusiastic • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • can-do — adjective marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done a can do kind of person the city s indomitable optimism and can do spirit • Similar to: ↑dynamic, ↑dynamical • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • can-do — ADJ: ADJ n (approval) If you say that someone has a can do attitude, you approve of them because they are confident and willing to deal with problems or new tasks, rather than complaining or giving up. [INFORMAL] He is known for his optimistic… …   English dictionary

  • can-do — UK / US adjective keen to do difficult jobs and confident of success a can do attitude …   English dictionary

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