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a person of action

A person who prioritizes actions and deeds over discussion or contemplation. Can also be phrased as "a man/woman of action." I promise to be a woman of action if elected to office—I intend to get things done! My dad was always a man of action, a hard worker who was always fixing things around the house. But he never seemed able to sit still for a spell or have a conversation beyond a few words.
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man of action

a man whose life is characterized by physical activity or deeds rather than by words or intellectual matters.
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Saeed Bin Suroor, trainer of Man Of Action and Start Right "Man Of Action, who previously wore a visor, will be blinkered for the first time.
Put a line through his final run in the Cambridgeshire as he got no run whatsoever as Dettori was denied continually in a race he'll want to forget, with Man Of Action never coming off the bridle at any stage.
Godolphin's Man Of Action falls into both these categories and today's straight mile will really suit his style of running.
With Man Of Action being a course-and-distance winner, it seemed the obvious race for him, while there was nothing left for Start Right in Dubai.
Mr Cameron presents himself as a man of action but he has been recklessly inactive.
THE campaign to make over Mike Whitby (pictured) as a man of action gathered pace this week.
John's a man of action, a man of few words, and he gets things done,'' said Ravens' owner Art Modell, who will turn the team over after this season.
He's also a man of action who was instrumental in getting legislation passed and funds allocated for healthcare IT initiatives.
Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor is represented by Man Of Action (20) ridden now by Robert Havlin, and Start Right (18) the mount of Dane O'Neill.
The five-year-old won the Lincoln consolation here 12 months ago and raced a further three times, finishing second to Godolphin's Man Of Action back at Doncaster in September.
Saturday, overall, was a good day for Godolphin, with four winners - Anjaz, Man Of Action, Debussy and French Navy.
Premier Tony Blair scored only 65 as "a man of action rather than words".
Video clips from Clint Eastwood's impressive body of work are organized into six categories: Early Years, Cops, Westerns, Backroads and Barrooms, Man of Action, and Behind the Camera.
Double Godolphin strike Blue Bunting finally waved the white flag in the Ladbrokes St Leger but it was still a successful afternoon for Godolphin, whose Saeed Bin Suroor wing struck twice, landing the nursery with Anjaz and the 1m handicap with Man Of Action, both winners ridden by Frankie Dettori.
ARNOLD Schwarzenegger proved he's still a man of action - as he worked from his hospital bed yesterday.