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vim and vigor

An abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or vitality. For all their vim and vigor, these underdogs just didn't have the skill necessary to beat the returning champions. It took having kids of my own to remember how full vim and vigor a child can be at 6 AM. Nothing like a swim in the brisk Atlantic ocean to fill you with vim and vigor first thing in the morning.
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vim and vigor

Cliché energy; enthusiasm. Show more vim and vigor! Let us know you're alive. She's sure got a lot of vim and vigor.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vim and vigor

Ebullient vitality and energy, as in He was full of vim and vigor after that swim. This redundant expression uses both vim and vigor in the sense of "energy" or "strength."
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

vim and vigor

n. energy; enthusiasm; moxie. Show more vim and vigor! Let us know you’re alive.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

vim and vigor

Enormous vitality and energy. This alliterative phrase is actually redundant. The noun vim is thought to come from the Latin vis, meaning strength and energy, and became American slang around the mid-1800s. Vigor, on the other hand, has meant energetic strength since the 1300s.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer

vim and vigor

Full of vitality and enthusiasm. Here's another redundant phase : “vim” comes from a Latin word for “stength,” while “vigor” means the same thing. But alliteration carries the day, so if you're full of vim and vigor, you're hot to trot and go to go. A similar expression is “piss 'n' vinegar,” the latter word having long been used to mean a sharp vitality.
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Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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AA is generally used for distinguishing vigor of seed lots and is usually found suitable for several crop plants.
The field seedling emergence test allowed differ lots of high vigor (1 and 3), medium vigor, with emergency between 83-77% and lots of low vigor with emergency less than 76%.
Simple correlation coefficients calculated among the vigor tests showed that most of the tests were correlated with each other except for thousand seed weight, oil and protein content (Table 2).
Seed vigor index of wheat varieties as influenced by priming periods.
Os pontos de maximo, que refletem a dose em que se atinge o percentual maximo (maximo da funcao), foram de 9,24 mL [kg.sup.-1] e 13,6 mL [kg.sup.-1] de sementes, no teste de germinacao e na classificacao do vigor das plantulas, respectivamente.
Apos 24h de embebicao, os resultados corroboram com os obtidos em tres horas de embebicao para as culturas de soja e feijao, no entanto, em relacao a cultura do milho isto foi verificado apenas para o LIII, caracterizado pelo lote de maior vigor (Figura 2b).
In his previous work, CSHL Associate Professor Zach Lippman and Israeli colleagues identified a rare example of hybrid vigor involving a genetic defect in the gene that makes florigen, a hormone that controls the process of flowering and flower production.
For the last few years, Vigor Ground has helped 100's of other people achieve their goals and have amazing transformations with boot camps that deliver personal attention, nutritional guidance, lifestyle coaching plus bonus training sessions.
Many researchers investigated in various crop species in order to understand the effect of seed size on germination by the reason that rate of seed vigor varies greatly from one species to another and even among varieties of the same species.
Assim, os testes de vigor podem fornecer indices mais sensiveis sobre o potencial fisiologico, complementando as informacoes do teste de germinacao (BAALBAKI et al., 2009).
Plant Vigor Hypothesis refuted: preference-performance linkage of a gall-inducing weevil on small-sized host plant resources.