an eager beaver

an eager beaver

someone who works very hard and is very eager to do things
Usage notes: A beaver is a small animal which people traditionally believe to be hard-working.
Who's the eager beaver who came in at the weekend to finish this work off?
See also: beaver, eager
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Thus far, Obama has been an eager beaver on this task.
To be scrupulously fair,most of us aren't that keen on an eager beaver from Labour, the Lib Dems or Plaid Cymru coming round either.
Hopefully, there would be an eager beaver who would get on the job immediately and send the relevant information to all concerned.
It is going to be good to be an Eager Beaver but pick your projects and manage your time.
Jussi Jaaskelainen also denied him when he let rip with another fierce attempt and Larsson was an eager beaver in helping Stephen Kelly in defence.
In the DVD Peep's New Friends, Peep, Chirp, and Quack explore the wide world of animals, meeting an eager beaver, three shy bunnies, a frisky cat, a colorful butterfly, and Hoot the Owl.
You'd think I was an eager beaver,'' Ford says in the Sept.
She isn't a pervert, only an eager beaver from the English Women's Institute taking desperately-needed measures in our lavs.
Larry: My goodness, you certainly are an eager beaver to get general semantics out to the public.