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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

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

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

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
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Duration 2 seconds, colour silver/red, left a persistent train visible for a few seconds after the fireball, but no disintegration noted.
A paper on the very bright Leonid fireball that occurred at 04:07:45 UTC on 2011 November 19 appeared in the 2012 October Journal (J.
Little is known about the phenomenon, but what we do know is that there's no danger to the passengers because the aircraft is not connected to the ground and the fireball simply leaves the plane.
The FireBall FP-1 maintains all of the Escient FireBall features that custom installers and consumers count on for total system control and flexibility, including: two-way RS-232 and Ethernet control, IR inputs, discrete IR remote codes, multiple IR code banks, and built-in software updating over the Internet.
Dressed to kilt David McNairn & Mick O'Reilly, top, and the fireballs, below
The fireball was first seen near Arcturus, and passed through Crux before disappearing behind trees and a neighbouring house.
We estimated approximately 20-30 fireballs were seen following the same east to west trajectory, each with an estimated brightness between mag -5 to -7, and each left a medium trail as they travelled almost directly overhead.
The strange deep diving, slow-moving fireballs vary in size from basketballs to buses and some are believed to have dropped meteorites.
METEORITES 20 times more valuable than gold may have hit Ireland after a spectacular fireball lit up the sky.
The fireballs first showed up in the late 1990s in the lab of Vladimir Dikhtyar and Eli Jerby, engineers at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
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gov/fireballs/) database of fireballs NASA has kept since 1988.
The fireballs ceremony in Stonehaven's harbour area drew 8500 revellers who were asked to donate money to help those washed out of their homes days earlier.
That goes for daytime fireballs too, if you see them in the morning.
After this memorable event I began to gather data on fireballs reported by the Icelandic news media.