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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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Around noon, fatigue resulting from staying hungry, followed by a lack of rest, may result in dehydration, low blood pressure and also a feeling of faintness, he explained.
That's probably because they've been staying hungry all day despite the long hours and by the end of the day the body needs to recover.
In the spirit of staying hungry and continuous advancement, Macgo didn't stop but continue to work even harder to achieve more accomplishments on the Mac.
On top of that she has been staying hungry or taking only tea as she had no money," he said.
He said: "Fasting is not about just staying hungry all day but in fact it has a far greater purpose.
Van der Sar insists age should be no barrier to staying hungry and having the will to win.
Staying hungry is very important for me," Aguilera said.
The students end up eating unhealthy meals or throwing them away and staying hungry, a lose-lose situation, said Francesca de la Rosa, campaign director of the grass-roots organization committed to improving access to affordable and healthy foods on school campuses.
An avid reader who has traveled abroad to almost 50 countries with his wife, Lewis believes in staying hungry and humble, "so the trappings of the job don't go to your head.
I'd almost rather be staying hungry and chasing,'' Batesole said.