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go-getter
American English: /ˈɡoʊ ˈˌɡɛdər/

noun

  • [colloquial]we need ambitious go-getters for our firm
    necesitamos gente ambiciosa y con empuje para nuestra empresa
    she's a real go-getter
    es de las que consiguen lo que se proponen
    Example sentences
    • In their heyday, we have discovered, Shakers were business go-getters and technologists.
    • This often includes lazy or incompetent peers, ineffective management, or a seniority system that rewards obsolete employees and punishes newer, more aggressive go-getters.
    • Market historians tend to view early American farmers as acquisitive, money-making, land-hungry, entrepreneurial go-getters.

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