from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Initiation of action motivated by energy and ambition.
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- n. enthusiastic and energetic drive or ambition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a character trait manifested in a readiness and ability to initiate action; an enterprising and energetic spirit; a go-getting attitude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. enterprising or ambitious drive
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Researchers began to investigate why: Does this correlation exist because these children have more 'get-up-and-go,' or is there actually something about the arts that changes, increases, and improves cognitive skills?
In truth, they may have the get-up-and-go traction to battle winter weather, but they cannot stop any better than a car without all-wheel drive.
This carbon-free Grand Prix injects ingenuity and sustainability back into the races, starring get-up-and-go “karts” with a little H2O in their tailpipes.
The one thing that changed it for us though, and this was kind of a dealbreaker - we couldn't just do get-up-and-go trips.
I agree that someone with the get-up-and-go to cross half the planet and then work all night in a pie factory is a lot more use to us than some dole-eating chav. on December 11, 2009 at 12: 59 am Jabadaw
He says "America's get-up-and-go entrepreneurial culture outlived the frontier," even though he represents the kinds of big business/government combines that attacked small businessmen and ranchers on our frontier.
If you spend about $2.50 daily on your get-up-and-go latte from your fave café, you can save a lot of paper and a lot of bucks (almost the equivalent of a Grover Cleveland) if you just opt for your home brew instead.
But it is a lot for 290 horsepower and under to handle; we'll have to see in a test drive if the torque in either new Explorer is enough for the vehicle to have any real get-up-and-go or haul us out of steep, sticky terrain where the "4x4 Only" signs are found.
When your get-up-and-go has got up and gone, what do you do?
Or, if you've got the get-up-and-go, 60 minutes is just enough time to tackle a project around the house.