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man / woman of action

British pronunciation/mˈan wˈʊmən ɒv ˈakʃən/
American pronunciation/mˈæn wˈʊmən ʌv ˈækʃən/
man / woman of action

a person who actually gets things done instead of just talking about them

synonyms : man of deeds
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(man|woman) of action definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "man of action" and when to use it?

The phrase "man of action" originated from the admiration of practicality and decisive behavior. It refers to someone, regardless of gender, who takes immediate and proactive steps to achieve their goals. It can be used to commend someone's ability to make quick decisions and drive projects forward, both in professional and personal settings.

1Her husband is a man of ideas while she is a practical doctor, a woman of action.
2He was a man of action who believed that to achieve things in life you had to be prepared to fight for them.
3He was handsome rugged and he-manly, which is not surprising considering that he was the brother of future president and quintessential man of action, Theodore Roosevelt.
4Edward’s decisive actions and leadership skills during the Baron’s rebellion showed him to be a man of action who possessed the courage, ability and personality to be a great king.
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