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gutsy

Brave and bold. That intern sure is gutsy—she asked for a week off on her first day. Pulling the goalie with so much time left is a gutsy move, but if they tie the score, their coach will look like a genius.

gutsy

(ˈgətsi)
mod. courageous; feisty. Ernie’s acting sort of gutsy today. What happened?
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"As a friend, colleague & admirer for decades shocked & shattered to hear of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, one of India's gutsiest journalists," said Vir Sanghvi, an eminent media personality.
"From one to 17 they did that - the momentum went away from us in the second half, but that was the gutsiest performance we've ever had." The enturions Centurions played at a breakneck speed from the off, and as a result were 18-0 up inside the first 13 minutes.
WARRINGTON coach Tony Smith hailed his side's "gutsiest win for a long time" after the patched-up Wolves brushed Saints aside.
At our cover shoot, freelancer Molly Lieber said something I haven't been able to forget: When asked for advice for aspiring dancers, she started to say, "Don't be afraid." But then she clarified, "If you're afraid, put that into what you do." As one of the gutsiest performers I've ever seen, Lieber's quiet shyness offstage surprised me when we met.
It may not be the best superhero film ever made but, boy oh boy, is it the gutsiest.
Davies's effort from a superb Lloyd Williams chip saw Wales stamp their mark on Pool A with one of the gutsiest performances in Welsh history.
- this gutsiest of wins by taking another heavy blow to my head, although I really do only have myself to blame.
In a game filled with great plays, Edelman made perhaps the gutsiest.
It was Oregon's gutsiest win of the year, and the full cost remains unknown.
It wasn't their prettiest display but one of the gutsiest by any Scottish team.
HAMBURG AND NEW YORK CITY: When Alex Timbers burst upon the New York theatre scene in 2003 with A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, he and his company, Les Freres Corbusier, secured a glowing review from Ben Brantley in the New York Times for the "gutsiest gimmick" of the season and "a cult-hit blueprint for a young generation." Seven years later, the Public Theater moved Timbers's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson to Broadway, and the director has never looked back.
Kiran Bedi as "The gutsiest woman I have ever known".
After delivering a long statement that even his prosecutor called "one of the gutsiest apologies I've heard," bankrupt developer Roger S.
Marine served on the front lines in Afghanistan, during which time he lost four unit members, had an IED explode underneath his combat vehicle and stood patrol in an exposed area during a Taliban ambush--an act one of his unit mates called "the damned gutsiest thing I'd ever seen someone do--he saved our tails that day."