be no ball of fire

be no ball of fire
American & Australian, informal to lack energy and interest.

It's a little ironic that he criticizes Bill for not being dynamic. He's no ball of fire himself.


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  • ball of fire — {n.}, {informal} A person with great energy and ability; a person who can do something very well. * /He did poorly in school but as a salesman he is a ball of fire./ * /The new shortstop is a good fielder but certainly no ball of fire in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ball of fire — {n.}, {informal} A person with great energy and ability; a person who can do something very well. * /He did poorly in school but as a salesman he is a ball of fire./ * /The new shortstop is a good fielder but certainly no ball of fire in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ball of fire — noun 1. a highly energetic and indefatigable person • Syn: ↑powerhouse, ↑human dynamo, ↑fireball • Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑doer, ↑worker • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ball of Fire — Boule de feu (film) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Boule de feu. Boule de feu Barbara Stanwyck et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ball of Fire — Infobox Film | name = Ball of Fire caption = Ball of Fire movie poster director = Howard Hawks producer = Samuel Goldwyn writer = Charles Brackett Billy Wilder starring =Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck music =Alfred Newman cinematography = editing …   Wikipedia

  • ball\ of\ fire — noun informal A person with great energy and ability; a person who can do something very well. He did poorly in school but as a salesman he is a ball of fire. The new shortstop is a good fielder but certainly no ball of fire in batting. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ball of fire — a dynamic person capable of or displaying rapid and highly effective thought, action, etc.: The new manager turned out to be a ball of fire. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • ball of fire — AND fireball n. an energetic and ambitious person; a go getter. □ That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales. □ I don’t want to hire some young fireball. I need wisdom and thoughtful ness …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • (a) ball of fire — a ball of fire informal phrase someone with a lot of energy and enthusiasm Thesaurus: people who are determined and ambitioussynonym Main entry: ball * * * a ˌball of ˈfire idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball of fire — Date: circa 1900 a person of unusual energy, vitality, or drive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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