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Ball of fire   /bɔl əv fˈaɪər/   Listen
Ball of fire

A highly energetic and indefatigable person.  Synonyms: fireball, human dynamo, powerhouse.
Someone whose career progresses rapidly.  Synonyms: go-getter, whiz-kid, whizz-kid.

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"Ball of fire" Quotes from Famous Books

... my hut and lay down to sleep. Suddenly I awoke, feeling a weight upon my breast. I tried to start up, but something cold pricked my throat. I fell back again and looked. The door of the hut was open, the moon lay low on the sky like a ball of fire far away. I could see it through the door, and its light crept into the hut. It fell upon the face of Noma the witch-doctor. He was seated across me, glaring at me with his one eye, and in his hand was a knife. It was that which I had felt prick ...
— Nada the Lily • H. Rider Haggard

... till I finish cleaning my gold watch?" and the little rabbit set to work, and before long he could see his face in it and the Jay Bird's too, for Mr. Merry Sun made that little gold watch shine like a ball of fire. ...
— Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures • David Cory

... absolutely fearful to behold by this time; his face was purple with rage, all except his nose, which glowed like a ball of fire. Leaning his ponderous figure far over the bar, and raising his arm aloft to emphasize his words with ...
— The Universal Reciter - 81 Choice Pieces of Rare Poetical Gems • Various

... they sat without words, holding each other's hand. The sun hung a glowing ball of fire on the rim of the far-away hills, and the shadows of the ...
— The Victim - A romance of the Real Jefferson Davis • Thomas Dixon

Words linked to "Ball of fire" :   worker, doer, self-starter, actor, powerhouse

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