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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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.
One belongs to Heinrich; the other to his ingenuous eager-beaver protege and star salesman Tommy Hudler (David Arquette).
David James lost out to eager-beaver John Ebbrell as the ball skidded towards the by-line.
But his eager-beaver portrayal is too pat and predictable to truly make a mark, and his unpolished, rough-around-the-edges delivery leaves much to be desired.
Bloom plays Jimmy Connelly, an eager-beaver young milkman in working-class Lambeth who trains part-time at the gym of manager/promoter Herbie Bush (standup comic Omid Djalili).
He clipped a pass through the middle for eager-beaver frontman McDonald to chase.
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.
With eager-beaver Alex Gonzaga pacing its 'trendingly' youthful cast, De la Cruz's rom-com gets off to a breezy start, but quickly stumbles thereafter.
Also owing something to the ultra-minimalist song-filled outings of Chantal Akerman ("Window Shopping") and Jacques Rivette ("Up Down Fragile"), pic unfolds over the course of a single weekend afternoon, mostly inside a newly on-the-market home being represented by an eager-beaver young agent ("Rent" star Anthony Rapp).
Poor Ebbw Vale had no answer to Ulster's eager-beaver attacks and discipline.
There was also a nagging, niggling and needling problem with the tilt's cohosts, who were too eager-beaver to 'heat up' the proceedings with their 'hyper' handling and mentoring.
After a teaser opening, with Blair Michael Sheen) phoning to suggest the private dinner with Brown David Morrissey), film flashbacks 12 years, to the pair's first meeting in 1982, when Brown is asked to share a cramped parliamentary office with the eager-beaver young MP.