eager-beaver


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eager beaver

One who is industrious and enthusiastic (perhaps annoyingly so). Give that big project to the new girl, she's a real eager beaver. Aren't you an eager beaver, getting to the office an hour early.
See also: beaver, eager

eager-beaver

n. a person who is very eager to do something. Rocko is an eager-beaver when it comes to collecting money for Mr. Big.
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Barely has the play begun before jokes emerge at the expense of the "not very good" dialogue of Kaffee's eager-beaver femme sidekick, Galloway (Suranne Jones).
Stockport skipper Flynn who has signed a new four year contract was inspirational at the heart of the defence and with fellow defender McIntosh kept the eager-beaver new Bury strike force of Lilley, loan signing from Leeds, and Barnes at bay.
NICKY BUTT: Another of those eager-beaver young guns in midfield.
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He clipped a pass through the middle for eager-beaver frontman McDonald to chase.
David James lost out to eager-beaver John Ebbrell as the ball skidded towards the by-line.
Hosts Fabregas of Red Turnip Theater and Meann Espinosa of Peta (Philippine Educational Theater Association) were in their element-in fact, they were a riot, spewing forth jokes and one-liners, hamming it up, clowning around and at one point making like eager-beaver classical ballet dancers, with the appropriate attire, tutus and all.
Bloom plays Jimmy Connelly, an eager-beaver young milkman in working-class Lambeth who trains part-time at the gym of manager/promoter Herbie Bush (standup comic Omid Djalili).
Poor Ebbw Vale had no answer to Ulster's eager-beaver attacks and discipline.
Sam and Yassi are supposed to portray lovers, Neo Castillo and Trina Lagdameo, respectively, but the relationship that plays out onscreen looks more like that of a moody uncle and his awkward, eager-beaver niece.
Also owing something to the ultra-minimalist song-filled outings of Chantal Akerman ("Window Shopping") and Jacques Rivette ("Up Down Fragile"), pic unfolds over the course of a single weekend afternoon, mostly inside a newly on-the-market home being represented by an eager-beaver young agent ("Rent" star Anthony Rapp).
Cocoy's 'partner in crime' is his eager-beaver nephew Jason (Joshua Garcia, in a likable but largely decorative role), who has been Yanni's long-time secret admirer and social-media lurker for some time now.
After a teaser opening, with Blair Michael Sheen) phoning to suggest the private dinner with Brown David Morrissey), film flashbacks 12 years, to the pair's first meeting in 1982, when Brown is asked to share a cramped parliamentary office with the eager-beaver young MP.
Every show biz season, hundreds of young unknowns and eager-beaver hopefuls storm the local entertainment industry's Stars of tomorrow.