get-up-and-get love

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  • A man with any get-up-and-get would have known that all along.

    Miss Lulu Bett

  • "He lives as no Dago ditch-digger with a particle of get-up-and-get in him would be willing to," said Judge Emery finally.

    The Squirrel-Cage

  • The men have got all the get-up-and-get they want, but they need the women to point them straight, and to show them how to lead that other kind of life that isn't all grind.

    The Pit: A Story of Chicago

  • Lived here all his life and never had the get-up-and-get to go find out?

    Molly Brown's Orchard Home

  • The men have got all the get-up-and-get they want, but they need the women to point them straight, and to show them how to lead that other kind of life that isn't all grind.

    The Pit

  • You see, our jail is such a ram-shackle affair that it is next to impossible to keep a prisoner in bonds, if he has any get-up-and-get in his make-up.

    Dialect Tales

  • If he had a little more push and get-up-and-get about him he would succeed better.

    The Young Bank Messenger

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