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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.
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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]
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a ball of fire

a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm.
In the early 19th century this phrase was also used to mean ‘a glass of brandy’.
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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.
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The list of legends also includes Bill Haley, Cliff Richard and Great Balls Of Fire singer Jerry Lee Lewis.
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AT least 20 people were killed and a 100 injured yesterday when a fireworks store caught fire, triggering multiple explosions and sending balls of fire cascading over a town centre in Holland.
Great Balls of Fire, didn't quite light the fuse, but gradually Dave Hill (the pipe-smoking Tempest) stirs them up and there is a big improvement in the tempo after the interval.
Sun Records: 50th Anniversary Box,'' Various - Issued last year, this anthology collects Sun's biggest hits, including ``Great Balls of Fire,'' ``Blue Suede Shoes'' and ``I Walk the Line.
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As the clock struck midnight, men and women marched through the streets of the Kincardineshire town, swinging giant balls of fire which, in days gone by, were believed to drive away evil spirits from the local fishing fleet.