ball of fire


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ball of fire

An ambitious and enthusiastic person. I always knew that Lauren would grow up to be successful—she was a real ball of fire as a kid.
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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]
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a ball of fire

a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm.
In the early 19th century this phrase was also used to mean ‘a glass of brandy’.
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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.
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There was a ball of fire, we didn't even hear an impact, and then plumes of black smoke.
He said police, pilots and some air traffic control- lers described it as 'a green ball of fire with a long tail.
He then saw a huge ball of fire leap into the air and heard a massive bang.
Instead, the pyrotechnic explosion produced a huge ball of fire that produced heat felt in the first row of the crowd.
They were showered with burning debris when a 30ft ball of fire shot over their heads.
Pete Wilcox, crew manager at Colby Court, said: "It was like a ball of fire when we arrived but we managed to put it out within 35 minutes.
Passenger Rohadi Sitepu said: "A ball of fire came from the front of the plane toward the end.
4-litre BMW lump in the standard Range Rover is hardly a ball of fire, but bolt on a charger and it flies.
It was very vivid, like a red- blue ball of fire - the biggest and brightest thing I have seen in the sky for 40 years.
An amateur video shown on Dutch TV showed a huge ball of fire rising over homes in a densely populated area.
He said: "I heard an unmerciful bang and I saw a man run from the lorry - he was like a ball of fire.
When I returned to the kitchen there was a huge ball of fire inches from the ceiling.
When I opened the loft hatch a great ball of fire knocked me backwards.
Eyewitnesses said the six-seater plane erupted in a ball of fire after ploughing into the hillside.