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feeling (one's) Moxie
To experience a great burst of energy. "Moxie" is a soft drink that was especially popular in the early 20th century and was thought to energize those who drank it. A: "OK, schedule Tuesday's meeting, get John on the phone, and then come in my office so we can all discuss that big project." B: "Wow, your really feeling your Moxie today, aren't you?"
Bravery, determination, energy, or resolve. You've got a lot of moxie—I would never be able to skydive with my fear of heights! You need a spokesperson with a lot of moxie if you want your product to make a splash on the market.
n. energy; spunk; spirit. Now here’s a gal with real moxie.
feeling one's Moxie
Boundlessly energetic. Moxie was a carbonated soft drink that began life at the end of the 19th century as a medicinal tonic (its inventor named it after a friend who supposedly discovered its key but unspecified ingredient). Thanks to an aggressive advertising campaign and key endorsements, Moxie became a nationwide success until World War II. It's now popular primarily in the New England area and Pennsylvania. Gentian root gave Moxie its distinctive sharp flavor, which led to claims that it had energizing qualities. Hence the notion that someone who was feeling full of life was “feeling his Moxie.” Another peppy phrase comes from a breakfast cereal: “feeling your Wheaties.”