eager-beaver


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eager-beaver

n. a person who is very eager to do something. Rocko is an eager-beaver when it comes to collecting money for Mr. Big.
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Last night's episode of The Bill (ITV) saw fresh-faced, eager-beaver PC Gary Best succumb to the same murky/juicy type of storyline to have already befallen so many of his colleagues lately.
Each seemed to have his own agenda: the Prime Minister, the eager-beaver anxious to get on with things, the Chancellor concealing what is thought to be his coolness about the euro in his usual maze of expressions garnered from the Dictionary of Difficult Words.
This week we'll be able to see if Tom's research for Silent Witness has helped him fit into the hit crime drama as Harry Cunningham, a new eager-beaver trainee, working alongside the cool and collected Professor Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton).
The teenage draftees and eager-beaver volunteers turned out to be good fighters, but their psychological problems were often huge.
Because it would be awful to think that just two days after the USA suffers its worst act of terrorism that some eager-beaver there put together a Question Time panel deliberately to reflect anti-American sentiment.
In this context, the first to embrace the New Economy were those eager-beaver entrepreneurs who knew how to use the Internet and figured out how to do something on the web that the rest of us had to do in the slow, stodgy Old Economy.
In Her Defense, Horn's first novel, throws nuclear secrets, a sinister Russian, and covert government operations at a cast of characters that includes the fresh-faced eager-beaver associate with a conscience; the gruff but lovable ex-New York City cop; the beautiful client done wrong; the benevolent yet powerful patriarch (pencil Brando into the screenplay); and our hero, Frank O'Connell, the attorney questioning the law and his place in it while wrestling with personal problems (some issues leftover from Vietnam and an ex-wife and child who may be moving away).
In short, the eager-beaver entrepreneurs heading for the island--or wanting to--would do well to pause for reflection.
This is a backstage saga that seems itself the stuff of opera, replete with a petulant diva (the cantankerous Gertrude); an eager-beaver impresario from Kansas-City-by-way-of-Paris who wants to put on a show, goshdarnit (the composer Virgil Thomson); a bunch of unknown players (an all-black cast culled from Harlem church choirs and nightclubs); a fantastically out-there set decorator and costume designer (the then-sixty-three-year-old painter of tinseled fantasy and bubbly glitz Florine Stettheimer); a glamorous but perpetually broke producer (Chick Austin); a first-time director (John Houseman); and a highfalutin Brit choreographer who is sleeping with the chorus boys (Frederick Ashton).
Eager-beaver Crowley released Prindiville down the left, he squared for Williams whose defence splitting pass found Muir in acres of space inside the area and he rifled a stunning angled drive beyond the flailing finger-tips of a helpless Naisbitt.
These eager-beaver students, she cheerfully assures me, would really benefit from hearing from someone "close to their own age.
Shvets and Socrates were a perfect match: an eager-beaver who knew little of Washington and needed a source, and a self-important, on-the-outs mixer who surely appreciated an acolyte.
Hruska is a delight as the eager-beaver Dwyer, exclaiming "Oh my God