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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Chinese
Origin: gonghe, from jongguo gongye hozo she 'Chinese Industrial Cooperatives Society', used as a battle cry (meaning "work together") by U.S. soldiers in World War II

gung-ho

adjective
     
gung-ho informal
very eager to do something dangerous or violent:
The sporting opportunities here should suit the most gung-ho of tourists.

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