overachiever overachiever

Definition(s):

  • (n) a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated

Usage(s):

  1. Anne Lauvergeon is the archetypal overachiever.
  2. Roosevelt was a presidential overachiever and his swift, take-charge method of governing was exactly what an ailing, Depression-weary nation needed in 1933.
  3. With such changes, says Fukushima, Japan may manage to settle into a kind of affluent stasis, but the country is still probably finished as an economic overachiever.

News

  1. C of C professor to swim English Channel

    College of Charleston education professor Brian Lanahan is an overachiever in academics and athletics.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. Heat vs Spurs: Biggest Underachievers in 2013 NBA Finals

    For every overachiever like LeBron James or Tony Parker, there's a player who isn't producing up to his standards in the 2013 NBA Finals , and it's time to point them out after two games. While we've seen two very different games in this series that is tied 1-1, some storylines have remained constant through both games, and a handful of names have caught attention for all of the wrong reasons ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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