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ball of fire

 and fireball
an energetic and ambitious person; a go-getter. That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. I don't want to hire some young fireball. I need wisdom and thoughtfulness.
See also: ball, fire, of

ball of fire

A dynamic, energetic, and successful individual, as in I hope Pat joins us; she's a real ball of fire. [Slang; early 1800s]
See also: ball, fire, of

ball of fire

and fireball
n. an energetic and ambitious person; a go-getter. That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. Wilfred ain’t no fireball, but he gets his stuff in on time.
See also: ball, fire, of

fireball

verb
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These fireballs are particularly slow and penetrating," Discovery News quoted meteor expert Peter Brown, a physics professor at the University of Western Ontario, as saying.
It is extremely rare that a fireball hits the ground, but in 1999 we helped locate fragments of a fireball that was seen flying over Co Carlow.
So, it is ironic that the availability of these fireball data should be curtailed just at the time the NEO program is moving toward surveying the small impactors that are most likely to be picked up in the fireball monitoring program," Morrision said.
People across the eastern United States gearing up for the weekend were stunned on Friday 22 March when a fireball streaked across the heavens, lighting up the evening sky.
Any BAA members who saw this event, or who may have been contacted by nonastronomers who witnessed it, are asked to collect as much information about the sighting as possible and send it to the BAA Meteor Section's Fireball Co-ordinator Len Entwisle at <len.
The American Meteor Society received more than 500 reports of seeing a fireball from various places ranging from North Carolina to New York to New England and Canada.
A similar bright fireball on Jupiter was in fact imaged on 2010 August 20 by Masayuki Tachikawa and independently by two other Japanese observers.
Fireballs happen every single night, all around the world," he said, adding that most fireballs go unseen because they flame out over the ocean.
Unfortunately, in most cases, such objects are seen by only a few individuals and in the case of the bright fireballs no major analysis is possible.
NEW Year revellers will see blazing tar fireballs swung round marchers' heads, but are being banned from drinking tea or coffee for safety reasons.
The collisions produced fireballs 100,000 times hotter than the sun's core and 20 times the density of an atom's nucleus.
Sightings of huge fireballs, thought to be a meteor shower, were reported in northern England, central Scotland and Northern Ireland.
More than 100 times brighter than the brightest stars, hundreds of fireballs streaked across the sky.
The age old ritual, which was featured in FHM magazine, sees townsfolk light huge fireballs wrapped in chicken wire on the stroke of midnight and swing them down to the harbour.
After hearing results of recent experiments observing collisions between nuclei of lead, many were ready to take seriously the notion that such collisions could produce ultramicroscopic fireballs of quark-gluon plasma.