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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.
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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

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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One can see the fireball illuminating the clouds from above, so it must have been close to them - and close to the Earth's limb.
On a future occasion the use of a 'windscreen diagram' could be considered, on which the observer draws the line of the fireball path.
Nevertheless, electrophonic sound from fireballs, while seemingly real, evades detailed scientific explanation.
In June, a fireball with almost double the impact energy blasted over the ocean between Australia and Antarctica.
Veteran meteor observers were impressed with both the sheer number of Leonids and the high percentage of bright fireballs, many blazing in vivid colors.
The fireball was also seen from the trawler Regina C off the southeast tip of Greenland an estimated 500 kilometers (300 miles) away.
Other signs, also indirect, include anomalous abundances of certain quark types within particles formed when fireballs cooled.
For fireballs give the exact observing location, date and time, direction, speed, brightness, color, and any associated sounds, with your name and contact information.
However, the shower's streams won't provide a ton of fireballs this year.
Last year, observers did see a large number of meteors but the fireballs were the standout.
Apeldoorn notes that many "dazzling, slow-moving fireballs with exceptionally long trajectories" have appeared from April 15th to the 30th during the last 20 or 30 years.
Hornstein continued that the bigger the fireballs get, the brighter they are making it easier to see because of which it was visible in most of the south Wyoming area.
After hearing results of recent experiments observing collisions between nuclei of lead, many were ready to take seriously the notion that such collisions could produce ultramicroscopic fireballs of quark-gluon plasma.
AMS received several reports of fireballs and the recent one was reported from South California.
Which ingredients of the fireballs came from the comet and which from Jupiter?