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stay hungry

To remain determined, competitive, motivated, and active in one's hopes, ambitions, or goals; to keep oneself from becoming complacent or self-satisfied with less than one might potentially achieve. You've got a lot of skill, kid, and you're one of the best fighters in the city—but you've got to stay hungry and never lose sight of the biggest prizes out there! It was hard staying hungry after finding such success with my first novel. I just found I wasn't as driven to write when I'd already garnered so much praise and recognition.
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go hungry

to miss a meal and end up hungry. The kids were late for dinner so they had to go hungry.
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*hungry as a bear

 and *hungry as a hunter
Cliché very hungry. (*Also: as ~.) I'm as hungry as a bear. I could eat anything! We'd better have a big meal ready by the time Tommy gets home; he's always hungry as a hunter after soccer practice.
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hungry for something

Fig. desiring something, often something other than food. The orphan was hungry for the warmth of a family. Bill has become hungry for knowledge and is always studying.
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the hungries

n. hunger. I get the hungries about this time every day.
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hungry

1. mod. eager to make money. When he gets hungry for wealth, he’ll get busy.
2. mod. ambitious. He gets ahead because he’s hungry.
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Borrowed into Buddhism and transported across Southeast and East Asia, the local terms came to refer to hungry or even starving ghosts - 'egui' in Chinese and 'gaiki' in Japanese.
Hungry Horse Dam is located off Highway 2 in Hungry Horse.
The results of the study that involved 45 undergraduate students showed that individuals who were moderately hungry before the meal tended to have lower blood glucose levels after consuming the meal than individuals who were not particularly hungry before consuming the meal.
To achieve this goal, Church's Chicken started with a plan to donate $1 from every "Sweet Start" Meal to support the efforts of No Kid Hungry nationwide.
The results of the study showed that individuals who were moderately hungry before the meal tended to have lower blood glucose levels after consuming the meal than individuals who were not particularly hungry before consuming the meal.
Researchers at Cornell University found when people eat when they're not hungry, blood glucose levels rise more than if they wait until they are hungry to eat.
R U Hungry took over Pizza Hut delivery and takeaway operations in Middlesbrough and Stockton after the previous franchisee had fallen into administration.
Every free meal ticket customers get from Macca's has a corresponding Hungry Jack's free meal alternative.
Online book news company GallyCat announced on Tuesday that app developer StoryToys will develop a series of apps based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.
Last year another Hungry Horse pub opened called The Wall's End near the B&Q store in Wallsend, North Tyneside, which has proved popular.
So hungry, and all they had around them was immeasurable silence.
Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus and Citysearch, both operating businesses of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) have created a joint partnership between HUNGRY, Electus' food-centric YouTube channel, and leading online local guide Citysearch, to launch a new original web series based on Citysearch's popular expert scout recommendations.
She raised this question because she was receiving mail shots from children's charities working in Britain asking for money to feed hungry British school children.
THE disclosure that one in five children is going to bed or to school hungry is a damning indictment of the country.
We've had The Hungry Sailors, Hugh's Three Hungry Boys and now there's The Very Hungry Frenchman (BBC2, 7pm, 7 Feb).