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eager beaver

n. Informal
One that is exceptionally, often excessively industrious or zealous: "The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the top" (Newsweek).

ea′ger-bea′ver adj.

eager beaver

n
informal a person who displays conspicuous diligence, esp one who volunteers for extra work

ea′ger bea′ver


n.
a person who is very diligent or zealous.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eager beaver - an alert and energetic personeager beaver - an alert and energetic person  
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
goffer, gopher - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)

eager beaver

noun
Informal. An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
Informal: go-getter, live wire.
Translations

eager beaver

n (inf)Arbeitstier nt (inf)

eager beaver

n (fam) (worker) → stacanovista m/f; (student) → secchione/a
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