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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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The ball of fire scene was shot on the Burrow Head clifftops
Horrified onlookers described seeing the plane flying low to the ground followed by a "huge ball of fire and black smoke".
Yashveer, a Delhi Police constable, somehow managed to escape before the car turned into a ball of fire," a police officer said, adding that probe is underway.
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Chris Ramsey tweeted: "Look at that ball of fire in the sky
Afif Krisht, 55, who had dual British-Lebanese nationality, and an unnamed British national were on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 from Beirut to Addis Ababa when it burst into a ball of fire and plunged into the sea off Lebanon, just minutes after taking off in stormy weather.
An Ethiopian jet carrying 90 people plunged into the sea off the coast of Lebanon in a ball of fire just after takeoff in a stormy weather early Monday with no sign of survivors.
Everybody avoids this ball of fire and no one wants to pick it up.
The plane had reached an altitude of 600ft when it suddenly plunged to the ground and erupted into a ball of fire.
Witness Gianfranco Bini said: "We saw a ball of fire rising up to the sky.
After several crashes in the US and one in Korea, Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov turned his pounds 525,000 supercar into a ball of fire after hitting a tree just outside Nice.
As the sun continued to rise, the pinks became deeper, the reds became richer, and brilliant oranges and yellows joined in the dance, until finally, there it was--the most amazingly bright orangy-yellow ball of fire rising above the horizon.
It was a ball of fire - 20 to 25 feet high and probably equal in width,'' Glendale police Officer Mark Stocks testified, saying he could feel and hear the fire from 40 feet away.
And this is the story / That the Earth told the Child // In the beginning / There was stillness // In the beginning / There was motion // My blazing ball of fire quieted // The stars in the night / Called me their sister // The shafts of sunlight split / Framing colored mirrors // The Rainbow encircled me with its embrace.
It was like a big ball of fire,' said Summer Jensen, who was in her living room on Saturday night when she saw the flash of light outside her Portland home.