Be restlessly impatient to start doing something: I was champing at the bit to investigate the shops
More example sentences
- Everybody is champing at the bit to get involved and I am very confident we will raise the funds required.
- We are champing at the bit, we want to go ahead and build a better railway.
- I know if I was a striker at the moment, I'd be champing at the bit to play, because you could make yourself a regular for the next 10 years.
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