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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.
See also: ball, fire, of

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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Fireball's muscular chest, very aware of his massive hooves in the general vicinity of my head.
When we were faced with our single-engine situation, we worked together and despite an erroneous assumption of an impending dual-engine failure (due to the fireball), we landed the jet.
The fireball disappeared below nearby mountains, followed by a blue-turquoise flash which lit up the sky in the vicinity.
"What is uncommon is that it's so close to where people are living." Bay Area media outlets reported the fireball was reported seen from an area stretching from Gilroy, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of San Francisco, to Sacramento, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the northeast.
When first seen the fireball appeared as a single very brilliant object, but it then fragmented into a large number of bright secondary fireballs, all travelling along roughly parallel paths across the sky.
The Air Ministry said no aircraft was missing, and the Meteorological Office said that there had been no reports of a meteorite, yet RAF bases across the country were besieged with calls asking about the fireball.
By trapping and X-raying a mysterious kind of artificial fireball, researchers have demonstrated a technique that may help answer whether chemical reactions power the ball lightning occasionally seen in nature.
Paul Wakefield, 40,and Craig Whelan, 23,plunged to their deaths after a fireball melted their steel support cables while they were demolishing a steel chimney near Bolton in May 2002.
PEOPLE across Coventry and Warwickshire were among those who saw a fireball shoot across the sky early yesterday.
A man has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after disrupting an American Airlines flight by shouting that the flight would end in a "fireball".
AN investigation was under way today after two men were killed when they were engulfed in a fireball while demolishing a 150-metre chimney.
It was a major step forward for the sport of handgun hunting when, in 1963, Remington introduced the XP-100 bolt-action pistol chambered for the .221 Fireball. The cartridge was simply the .222 Rem.
Polish-based Mr Blania-Bolnar claims that a female rhesus monkey called Imu was actually the pilot of the Laredo Fireball.
According to NASA, a (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2019-046) huge fireball exploded around 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea last Dec.
The Peruvian Air Force has confirmed the fireball was actually a Russian space rocket re-entering Earth's atmosphere.