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live wire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical, Electricity
live wirelive wire /ˌlaɪv ˈwaɪə $ -ˈwaɪr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 informalENERGETIC someone who is very active and has a lot of energy2 TEEa wire that has electricity passing through it
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live wireYet a kind of current emanated from her, she was like a live wire.Estes' forehead brushed the live wire.This college has come to life and advanced considerably under the direction of its very live wire Rector Mr Jocelyn Stevens.
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