Idiom of the Week: “An Eager Beaver”

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I was such this idiom this week; as I am all finished with my Specialist Modules. Just the Advanced Grammar module to do; bring on pay day!!

Anyway; back to this week’s idiom of the week which is an eager beaver. This is one of my all time favourites when it comes to idioms. It always brings a smile to my face.

 

 

Meaning:

someone who works very hard and is very eager to do things

The usage of the word ‘beaver’ is because a beaver is a small animal which people traditionally believe to be hard-working.

 

Examples:

“Who’s the eager beaver who came in at the weekend finish this work off?”

“The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the top”

“New volunteers are always eager beavers.”

“The young assistant gets work very early. She’s real eager beaver.”

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