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Difference between Be a go-getter and Have get up and go

be a go-getter—(UK coll.) be an ambitious and hard-working person:

  • As it is a sales position, be sure to come off friendly and energetic like a real go-getter.

have get up and go —(coll.)

1. (of people) have vigor and energy:

  • You need to demonstrate, through concrete examples, that you have “get up and go.”

2. (of horses and cars) have sufficient energy or power, especially if old:

  • The performance is sluggish but the car still has get up and go when you really need it.