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full of piss and vinegar

Having an abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. Although we came out into the match full of piss and vinegar, our team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat our cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how full of piss and vinegar a child can be at 6 AM.
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piss and vinegar

An abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. For all their piss and vinegar, the home team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat their cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how full of piss and vinegar a child can be at 6 AM.
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honey catches more flies than vinegar

Being kind and gentle produces more positive results than being rude or unpleasant. I don't understand why the boss is always yelling at us like that—doesn't he realize that honey catches more flies than vinegar?
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you attract more flies with honey than vinegar

You are more apt to get the results you want when you use kindness, rather than anger or aggression. I think the kids would visit you more if you were nicer to them. You attract more flies with honey than vinegar, you know. A: "The board rejected my proposal!" B: "Well, maybe if you didn't scream at them every time something went wrong, they would be more eager to work with you. After all, you attract more flies with honey than vinegar."

be full of piss and vinegar

To have an abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. Although we were full of piss and vinegar, our team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat our cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how a child can be full of piss and vinegar at 6 AM.
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(as) sour as vinegar

Particularly unpleasant, disagreeable, peevish, or ill-tempered. After such a broken night of sleep, I woke up feeling as sour as vinegar. Her words were sour as vinegar when she greeted us.
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*sour as vinegar

 
1. [of something] very sour. (*Also: as ~.) This milk is as sour as vinegar. The juice they gave us is sour as vinegar.
2. [of someone] ill-natured and disagreeable. (Fig. on {2}. *Also: as ~.) The old man greeted us ill-naturedly, his face as sour as vinegar. Jill: Is Mary in a bad mood today? Jane: Yes, sour as vinegar.
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You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Prov. It is easier to get what you want by flattering people and being polite to them than by making demands. Jill: This meal is terrible. Let's get the restaurant manager over here and make a scene unless he gives us our money back. Jane: We might have more luck if we ask politely. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
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piss and vinegar

aggressive energy.
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catch more flies with honey than vinegar, one can

One can accomplish more by being nice than by being nasty. A version of this term appears in Cervantes’s Don Quixote (“Make yourself into honey and the flies will devour you”), and a more precise version appears about 100 years later, in Thomas Fuller’s Gnomologia: “More Flies are taken with a Drop of Honey than a Tun of Vinegar.” It is a proverb in most European languages.
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full of piss and vinegar

Very energetic, quite aggressive. This rather impolite cliché (piss, for urine, used to be quite acceptable language but no longer is) dates from the mid-1900s. Mickey Spillane used it in Death Dealers (1966), “You were young and fast and strong. Full of piss and vinegar.”
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