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Initiation of action motivated by energy and ambition.
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informal energy, drive, or ambition
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energy, drive, and enthusiasm.
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|Noun||1.||get-up-and-go - enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"|
drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
second wind - renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking; "She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting"; "the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind"
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noun energy, drive, spirit, life, push (informal), strength, pep, zip (informal), vitality, stamina, vigour, zeal, verve, zest, welly (slang), vivacity, liveliness, vim (slang), forcefulness She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
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1. Informal. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts:
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