a man/woman/person of action

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a man/woman/person of action

A person who prioritizes actions and deeds over discussion or contemplation. I promise to be a woman of action if elected to office—I intend to get things done! My dad was a man of few words but a man of action, a hard worker who was always fixing things around the house.
See also: action, man, of, person, woman

man of action

a man whose life is characterized by physical activity or deeds rather than by words or intellectual matters.
See also: action, man, of
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A soft-spoken yet highly proficient student, he was recognizable as a leader and person of action to schoolmates and peers.
Townsend said: "She was enthusiastic, passionate, helpful, encouraging, a person of action and known and loved by a very wide circle of people.
In short, Angela Merkel is a person of action, who talks very much less compared to other world leaders, who are always embroiled in some conflicts or controversies.
Pope John Paul II proves one can be a person of action as well as a person of faith in this series of conversations with his philosopher friends about the political events of the twentieth century, some of the most compelling of which he observed first-hand.
Obama's past record shows that he is more than a talker; he's person of action, one with genuine affection and concern for the working class and for the disenfranchised.
His firm speaking style that used to make us think of him as a person of action, clearly stating his opinion on all topics, has faded away.
The person filling this position will be a dynamic, creative, systems thinker and person of action.