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Fire in the belly

noun phrase

Zealous ambition; energy; high spirits: You want someone with fire in the belly/ It’s hard to get fire in the belly over health insurance when it’s stuffed with pate

[1951+; probably fr the French phrase avoir quelque chose dans le ventre, ”to have something in the gut”]


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