eager beaver


1. someone energetic and enthusiastic






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a real eager beaver who gets stuck in

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An eager beaver is a noun describing a person who is happily enthusiastic. energetic and zealous. This is an informal expression and you might use it to describe someone who is always early, who usually volunteers for extra tasks, or who is very enthusiastic. Sometimes the 'eager beaver' makes other employees or workers look bad by comparison and in these situations calling someone an eager beaver may be regarded as negative.

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  1. Jane is certainly an eager beaver when it comes to her violin. She's in her room practicing night and day. No wonder she's so good at it!
  2. Stephen is a real eager beaver in class, he always has questions, does extra reading, and hands all his assignments in early. He makes the rest of us look bad.

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  1. Gary is a bit too much of an eager beaver for my liking. He always arrives at the office an hour early and gets straight to work. I think he's doing it to make the rest of us look bad.
  2. I think we should give the project to Alice. She's a real eager beaver who will just get stuck in without any fuss or delay.

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