What does eager beaver mean?


Idiom Meaning:

a keen and hard-working person


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


NCIS “Legend” (2009)

Time of Scene: ~00:08:25

Officer Ziva David: After our last trip to LA, I do not understand why you would think I would be such an eager platypus, Tony.

Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Beaver. Eager beaver. Not platypus. Why does that bother me so much? Don’t answer that.


Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Child” (1988)

Time of Scene: ~00:24:15

Dr. Kate Pulaski: Some eager beaver at play.

Lt. Commander Data: Inquiry. Eager beaver.

Dr. Kate Pulaski: Well, in this case, “eager beaver” refers to some overachieving genetic engineer who, probably because of lack of anything better to do, has forced this strain of virus to mutate just so he can see how bad bad can get.


Veronica Mars “Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner” (2005)

Time of Scene: ~00:04:10

Veronica: Nobody likes an eager beaver!



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