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stay hungry

To remain determined, competitive, motivated, and active in one's hopes, ambitions, or goals; to keep oneself from becoming complacent or self-satisfied with less than one might potentially achieve. You've got a lot of skill, kid, and you're one of the best fighters in the city—but you've got to stay hungry and never lose sight of the biggest prizes out there! It was hard staying hungry after finding such success with my first novel. I just found I wasn't as driven to write when I'd already garnered so much praise and recognition.
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They said they thought about distributing snacks around iftar time because they felt most workers stayed hungry between iftar and suhour.
Sadly, the study also found that 15 percent went without food and stayed hungry.
There was one point where we gave up a little run, but we made the adjustment and they stayed hungry.
1]y noted, made fun of him when he first started fasting, asking why he stayed hungry and thirsty all day.
STEVE JOBS ' stayed hungry and foolish' to create Apple.
I've always stayed hungry to play Test cricket and always worked hard.
The credit goes to the boys who stayed hungry despite guys being out injured or sick.
This team worked really hard and stayed hungry for a state championship that we've been waiting for for a long time," Abeene said.
And I think he stayed hungry throughout the game, which was important, because we got that early lead and then had to come back and get some things done, and I think he showed some good leadership.
Even though they became very wealthy, they stayed hungry.