eager beaver


Definition of eager beaver

: a person who is extremely zealous about performing duties and volunteering for more

Examples of eager beaver in a Sentence

When she first started working she was a real eager beaver.
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First Known Use of eager beaver

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Eager beaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eager%20beaver. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eager beaver

informal : a person who is very enthusiastic about doing something : a hardworking and eager person

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