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Full of piss and vinegar

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1936, OED Evaluation: Originally US

energy, vigour; youthful aggression.

But, ah, I always remember lunchtime or dinner the- the older chaps were always full of piss and vinegar and raring to go. But the old guys, they'd (inc) and they'd come outside and they'd just lay down on the lawn under the shade of the tree, throw their hat over their face, and the thing like was in two minutes, everybody was sleeping.
Full of energy
Speaker: And, ah, "He was full of piss-and-vinegar!" I haven't heard that one for- well, it's all right. That's not a bad word. Interviewer: These are all expressions that were common.
Full of energy