gung

gung-ho

Exceptionally enthusiastic, eager, or zealous, sometimes overly so. There are plenty of pitfalls that gung-ho entrepreneurs don't stop to consider. I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've grown sick and tired of these boring lectures.

gung ho

Inf. enthusiastically in favor of something. Bobby is really gung ho on his plan to start his own company.
See also: gung, ho

gung ho

Also, gung-ho. Extremely enthusiastic or dedicated, as in She was gung ho about her new job. This expression was introduced in 1942 as a training slogan for a U.S. Marine battalion, derived from what an American officer thought were Mandarin Chinese words for "work together." It was actually an abbreviation for the name of Chinese industrial cooperatives.
See also: gung, ho

gung-ho

(ˈgəŋˈho)
mod. zealous; enthusiastic. We’re really gung-ho about the possibilities of this product.

gung-ho

Very enthusiastic, dedicated to the task at hand; also, overzealous. The term, also spelled gung ho, comes from a Chinese phrase meaning “work together,” adopted as the name for small producer cooperatives organized in the late 1930s to help the Chinese economy during the Chinese-Japanese war. The term was then adopted by Marine Lieutenant Evans F. Carlson for his battalion of volunteers, Carlson’s Raiders, formed just after Pearl Harbor. In 1943 a war movie dramatizing one of the Raiders’ early victories was entitled Gung Ho! and the term caught on. In the military, however, it also came to be applied to an offensively ardent follower of rules and regulations. Richard Martin Stern had an early civilian usage, “In those days he was very gung ho for National Socialism” (The Kesssler Legacy, 1968).
References in periodicals archive ?
An international research team led by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital found that antigen-specific T-cell receptors (TCR) played an important role in triggering drug allergies, which, though sometimes lethal, could be harnessed as an innovative cancer treatment, the Central News Agency (CNA) reports.
MAD-CAP fundraisers went Gung Ho for Hope House Children's Hospices at a Chester Racecourse event raising more than PS6,500.
Radhi gewog in Trashigangwears a cheerful look.The village which wasalmost deserted earlieris now inhabited again,holding promise of growingprosperity.Over the past decade,rural backwaters sawproliferation of gung tongs(empty households),but now the natives arereturning.
According to details, two groups of Khaskheli community clashed at village Niazabad near Faiz Gung. As a result seven people including four women were injured and shifted to Faiz Gunj hospital where a man, Aijaz Ali Khaskheli, 30 succumbed his injuries.
(4) Department of Dermatology, Drug Hypersensitivity Clinical and Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei and Linkou, Taiwan
There was also the Gung Ho - Europe's biggest inflatable slide, at the end of the route.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 15, 2017-RaySearch Laboratories' RayStation selected by Taiwan's Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
(1) Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, 261 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Contract awarded for 2016 Fall semester acid Gung early field experience learning rentals service announcements small number of estimates
CONSUMER sport and lifestyle PR firm Gung Ho Communications has bought London-based agency Coffin on Cake PR.
She uses an underground martial arts method, Wing Chun Gung Fu.
Choleraesuis was reported from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taiwan (2).
Tim Maxwell, severely wounded in October, 2004 when a mortar shell hit his tent and sent shrapnel into his head and body, currently produces and distributes Gung Ho!
For Rulers on the Celestial Plain, that key text is the Gung thang dkar chag, the history of Tshal Gung thang 'Jog ri ba Ngag dbang bstan 'dzin 'phrin las rnam rgyal compiled at the end of 1782.