a (real) go-getter


1. a determined and enterprising person






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with his/her drive and ambition, he/she is a real go-getter

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A 'go-getter' is someone who is considered to be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person, someone who 'goes' and 'gets' what they want, or someone who is known to achieve their goals. You could use this in either social or professional situations, but it might be heard more in the context of workplace conversations. You might see someone walking around a busy office floor, talking to people and carrying papers, and you might think, "He's a real go-getter". Don't be fooled, though. He might just want you to think he is! 

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  1. I think Lucy could do a lot better than marrying David. Let's be honest, he's not really much of a go-getter.
  2. I always knew Peter would do well in his studies, he works hard and does lots of extra subjects. He's a real go-getter.

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  1. Ruth is exactly the type of person I want working here. Fearless and ambitious; she's a real go-getter!
  2. Patrick is a go-getting young businessman. With his drive and energy, he's likely going straight to the top.

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