stay hungry


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
See also: hungry, stay
References in periodicals archive ?
"Well, my thought was just to stay hungry at the crease.
'We just got to build on this and stay hungry and stay humble.'
They do not consider the fact that the chunk of food they throw in the dustbin means a lot to those children who stay hungry for hours.
Since its inception, the Janaposha Foundation understood that visitors to the country's main General Hospitalwere already burdened with a sense of helplessnessa majority travel from far corners of the country seeking healing or visiting sick family members, their sense of despair heightens as many stay hungry to save money or simply because they do not have time to look after themselves or know where to go for a simple meal.
"I use that to spur me on and stay hungry and that's the big aim."
"As long as we stay humble, stay focused and stay hungry, we can do well as long as we can play well and not forget bakit kami nanalo," said Helterbrand on keeping the team on a winning track.
Beneath it were the words: 'Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
I would encourage young agents to embrace change, get uncomfortable, tell your story, and most of all, stay hungry.
We all know how good a player he is, and he has the right mentality to keep wanting more and stay hungry.
I want the youngsters to learn from these matches and stay hungry. This tournament will be a base for Japan to build a team for the future.
So many people in our nation stay hungry. It is not possible for us to feed them all but at least if we stop wasting food and give away the excess to those who need it, I feel, we can prevent many from spending another night on an empty stomach.
"Stay hungry, stay humble, play aggressive football and go for it.
"In some difficult times we kept the ball and sometimes we showed, like the boss said, this matureness and this readiness again when we lose the ball to be there and to stay hungry to the end of the game because we know what we are playing for.
Head Coach Franz Pumaren encouraged his team to stay hungry.
Nevertheless, the college has some eating facilities yet because of crowd of students so many students stay hungry throughout for long hours.