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gung ho

Inf. enthusiastically in favor of something. Bobby is really gung ho on his plan to start his own company.
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gung ho

Also, gung-ho. Extremely enthusiastic or dedicated, as in She was gung ho about her new job. This expression was introduced in 1942 as a training slogan for a U.S. Marine battalion, derived from what an American officer thought were Mandarin Chinese words for "work together." It was actually an abbreviation for the name of Chinese industrial cooperatives.
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The Gung Ho battle cry adopted by the ASDA teams is: "Don't stop.
The final song sequence of GUNG HO is as follows: &uot;One Voice,&uot; &uot;Lo and Beholden,&uot; &uot;Boy Cried Wolf,&uot; &uot;Persuasion,&uot; &uot;Gone Pie,&uot; &uot;China Bird,&uot; &uot;Glitter In Their Eyes,&uot; &uot;Strange Messengers,&uot; &uot;Upright Come,&uot; &uot;New Party,&uot; &uot;Libbie's Song,&uot; and &uot;Gung Ho.
Directly translated from the Mandarin for 'Work Together', the agency claims GUNG HO is designed to reflect its 'reputation for creativity and collaboration, driving its integrated offer'.
S&X becomes GUNG HO as it moves into larger Jewellery Quarter premises on Newhall Street.
Instead of listening to community complaints at the beginning of the process in 1999, city officials at the time were so gung ho on the project that they tried to ram the expansion of Sunshine Canyon Landfill down the throats of the reluctant Northwest Valley community.
Recently, I read the book, Gung Ho, by Ken Blanchard.
Only this time, it's laced with both convincingly conveyed neurosis and a rather lovely, humanistic appreciation of even the most caricatured participants, like gung ho Coach Bob and Maggie's weirdo best friend, played by Joan Cusack.
Six years ago, Garner wasn't so gung ho about managing.
Mandy informed us the other day that he was gung ho about proceeding with the project in a limited form.