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live wire

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1 a very energetic person
  • the babysitter will have her hands full with those two little live wires

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2 an ambitious person who eagerly goes after what is desired
  • that new reporter on the police beat is a real live wire

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The first known use of live wire was in 1881

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“Live wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/live%20wire. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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