Eager Beaver

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Eager Beaver

Informal; a person who performs one's duties diligently and enthusiastically and who may request more duties as a result. An eager beaver may be ambitious or may simply have an exceptional work ethic. An eager beaver may become a good employee or a successful business owner.
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David James lost out to eager-beaver John Ebbrell as the ball skidded towards the by-line.
Behind a confident pack, Contepomi and his eager-beaver scrum-half Agustin Pichot had taken the fight to Leicester.
One belongs to Heinrich; the other to his ingenuous eager-beaver protege and star salesman Tommy Hudler (David Arquette).
We had a letter to the editor recently from a man in North Hills referring to the people in the Neighborhood Codewatch Program as ``a handful of nosy, eager-beaver types who apparently are unable to find life rewarding to them without driving around town, poking their snouts in other people's business.
Stockport skipper Flynn who has signed a new four year contract was inspirational at the heart of the defence and with fellow defender McIntosh kept the eager-beaver new Bury strike force of Lilley, loan signing from Leeds, and Barnes at bay.
He clipped a pass through the middle for eager-beaver frontman McDonald to chase.
Poor Ebbw Vale had no answer to Ulster's eager-beaver attacks and discipline.
With trainers and cars alike, the eager-beavers demand speed, practicality and comfort - boxes ticked by the new BMW M3.
Dalzell and Victor are eager-beavers and their method seems to be a combination of careful research, earwigging [eavesdropping], presumably in places like East Jesus, Arkansas [Podunk], and by guess and by God [casual form of navigation].