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ball of fire

An ambitious and enthusiastic person. I always knew that Lauren would grow up to be successful—she was a real ball of fire as a kid.
See also: ball, fire, of

fireball

An ambitious and enthusiastic person. I always knew that Lauren would grow up to be successful—she was a real fireball as a kid.
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ball of fire

 and fireball
an energetic and ambitious person; a go-getter. That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. I don't want to hire some young fireball. I need wisdom and thoughtfulness.
See also: ball, fire, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ball of fire

A dynamic, energetic, and successful individual, as in I hope Pat joins us; she's a real ball of fire. [Slang; early 1800s]
See also: ball, fire, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ball of fire

and fireball
n. an energetic and ambitious person; a go-getter. That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. Wilfred ain’t no fireball, but he gets his stuff in on time.
See also: ball, fire, of

fireball

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The AMS said the fireball passed over Lake Ontario.
Duration 2 seconds, colour silver/red, left a persistent train visible for a few seconds after the fireball, but no disintegration noted.
Further analysis of images from the west of Ireland also showed that the velocities of fireball fragments, their track orientation and position were not at all consistent with another much publicised suggestion that there was a connection between the fireball being considered here and one seen in south-eastern Canada/north-eastern USA 155 minutes later.
"What is uncommon is that it's so close to where people are living." Bay Area media outlets reported the fireball was reported seen from an area stretching from Gilroy, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of San Francisco, to Sacramento, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the northeast.
Today's science, Fox writes, tells us the original fireball is present in our brain when photons light up with new ideas and in the process of photosynthesis, the greening of the plants.
The flaming chocolate fireballs cost pounds 3 and the smouldering chocolate fireballs pounds 2.50.
But these series were not printed as often or as large as the photos focused on the fireballs themselves.
The fire started as crews set off five fireballs 15ft in diameter, fire officials said.
East European UFO researcher Zbigniew Blania-Bolnar says that rather than risk human lives, monkeys were put in the cockpits of advanced Nazi warplanes called Fireballs which were taken to America for testing after the Second World War.
Cooke also said breaking of an asteroid is fairly a common phenomenon, happening about 10 times a year over the United States, and many have witnessed giant fireballs and flashes of light, however Tuesday's event was unusual as it occurred over a densely populated area.
In principle, observers should not hear sounds simultaneously with seeing fireballs' flashes.
at the ancient Fireballs Ceremony at the ancient Fireballs Ceremony at Stonehaven on Hogmanay as 50 to 60 revellers swing fireballs above their heads through the town.
Catalogue of Recent Sightings This article continues the sequential numbering of reported fireball sightings from southern Africa, and covers fireballs observed during 2011-2012.
'At 22:54 BST, a group of twelve IAA members spotted an amazing group of fireballs rising from trees at the eastern horizon to the right of Jupiter as seen from the main car park.