Definition of Get-up-and-go

1. Noun. Enterprising or ambitious drive. "Europeans often laugh at American energy"

Exact synonyms: Energy, Push
Generic synonyms: Drive
Specialized synonyms: Second Wind
Derivative terms: Energetic, Energize, Push, Push, Push, Pushy



Definition of Get-up-and-go

1. Noun. enthusiastic and energetic drive or ambition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get-up-and-go

gesturing
gesturingly
gesundheit
get
get-at-able
get-away
get-go
get-out-of-jail-free card
get-out clause
get-pennies
get-penny
get-rich-quick
get-together
get-togethers
get-up
get-up-and-go (current term)
get-ups
get-well card
get a charge from
get a charge out of
get a fix
get a grip
get a handle on
get a jump on
get a kick out of
get a leg up
get a life
get a line
get a load
get a load of

Literary usage of Get-up-and-go

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"Now, if Mr. Butler could, while so afflicted with this gout, get up and go away down there on the 28th of September, ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1824)
"When they told you to get up and go along with them, did they say anything as to what they would do if you would not get up ?—They threatened to murder me ..."

3. Traits of American Humour by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1852)
"I recollect when he was about here, how he used to come into the house and set down, and get up and go out, and come in agin, and set down, and get up and ..."

4. Life and Recollections of Yankee Hill: Together with Anecdotes and Incidents by William Knight Northall (1850)
"I recollect when he was about here, how he used to come into the house and set down, and get up and go out, and come in agin, and set down, and get up and ..."

5. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1893)
"Whether he has had a good night or a bad night, he has to get up and go out to his work. Legislation that will tend to make your condition easier, ..."

6. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1844)
"Did I not, with a single pe- "Oh, dear, sir," cried Mrs. White, "she is so glad to hear that you are here ! and she would fain get up and go away with you ..."

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