ˌget-ˌəp-ᵊn-ˈgō How to pronounce get-up-and-go (audio)

Examples of get-up-and-go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The smaller engine proved well-tuned for the nuanced task of negotiating sand dunes, but the V8 offers more grunt and get-up-and-go for scenarios that call for higher torque and more output, like high-speed passes. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023 Getting the get-up-and-go of caffeine and the mind-expanding magic of weed all at once used require holding a hot mug of joe in one hand and a burning joint in the other. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Insulin shuttles it through the blood system into cells, giving you the get-up-and-go to play tennis, hit the gym and, or get work done. Jenna Schnuer, Fortune Well, 24 Feb. 2023 The height for the single serve is tall enough to fit a travel mug, perfect for those get-up-and-go mornings. Kyle Beechey, SELF, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of get-up-and-go was in 1906

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“Get-up-and-go.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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