bundle of energy

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bundle of energy (plural bundles of energy)

  1. (idiomatic) One who is especially lively, continually active, or industrious.
    • 1883, Landon Taylor, The Battlefield Reviewed, 2nd edition, page 367:
      In truth it may be said he is a bundle of energy, and when he enlists in any good cause, he is a living illustration of St. Paul's motto: "But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize."
    • 1885, Edward Payson Roe, chapter 18, in Driven Back to Eden:
      To children there are few greater delights than that of building a fire in the woods. . . . Winnie and Bobsey, little bundles of energy that they were, seemed unwearied in feeding the flames.
    • 2007 September 20, Katherine Tweed, “Kitty Considerations: Buying the Perfect Cat”, in FOXNews, retrieved 15 Apr. 2009:
      Anyone looking for a kitten should consider that it is a tiny bundle of energy.
  2. (idiomatic) The energy associated with being lively, continually active, or industrious.
    • 2007 April 5, Kevin McGran, “'Du-bie, Du-bie' an overnight sensation”, in Toronto Star, Canada, retrieved 15 Apr. 2009:
      But Dubielewicz has a bundle of energy and the fans and his teammates feed off it.