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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Dressed college-student casual with a bad argyle sweater, eager-beaver Hutchins (played by Joseph Kim) asks his language-learning charges to stand before the class and tell something about themselves -- a short biography, a key event, whatever -- in English.
Happily, Martin has started 2006 in the same eager-beaver way, managing to sign 14 on the last day before the recess alone.
They caught precisely the cartoonish flavour of those early comic books, Bruce Wayne, millionaire playboy, switching swiftly to superhero when needed with ward Dick Grayson becoming eager-beaver Robin.
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.
The teenage draftees and eager-beaver volunteers turned out to be good fighters, but their psychological problems were often huge.
After such a precedent, it became a simple matter for eager-beaver internationalists during the Bush and Clinton eras to dispatch American troops to the likes of Somalia, Kosovo, and Bosnia to fight on behalf of the United Nations.
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.
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.
Cocoy's 'partner in crime' is his eager-beaver nephew Jason (Joshua Garcia, in a likable but largely decorative role), who has been Yanni's long-time secret admirer and social-media lurker for some time now.