fire in (the) belly


1. a strong determination to succeed at something






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have the fire in your belly to achieve more

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To have fire in the belly means to have determination, motivation, energy and vigour to succeed or achieve something. If you have fire in the belly you are extremely determined and enthusiastic in a way that is easy to observe by others.

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  1. The motivational speech really put a fire in Gary's belly. He is now determined to turn his life around.
  2. I am highly motivated and have fire in my belly to succeed in all of my goals.

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  1. James just doesn't have the same fire in his belly as the other candidates, so we can rule him out of the running for the promotion.
  2. Lucy already owns a chain of restaurants, but she still has that fire in her belly to expand further and achieve more.

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