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People who are determined and ambitious

trier

noun

someone who tries very hard to succeed, despite difficulties

fighter

noun

someone who refuses to be defeated even in the most difficult situations

doer

noun

someone who is active and achieves things

high-flier

noun

someone who has achieved a lot and is determined to continue being successful

tough nut

noun

someone who is very strict or very determined

dynamo

noun

someone with a lot of energy and determination

hard core

noun

the people in a group who are extremely interested or enthusiastic: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

hustler

noun

someone who is very determined to get what they want

buccaneer

noun

someone who is determined to succeed, especially in business or politics, even if this involves taking risks or doing things that many people would not approve of

careerist

noun

someone who enters a profession in order to be successful in it, but does not care very much about its principles

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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