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chomp (or champ or chafe) at the bit

Definition of chomp or champ or chafe at the bit in English:

Be restless and impatient to start doing something.
Example sentences
  • Just over a month after finishing the last campaign, less than a month away from the new season and Waterford United captain John Frost is, literally, chomping at the bit for the start of this latest adventure.
  • They are, and they're chomping at the bit to be here.
  • ‘I was really chomping at the bit to get back to work,’ she says.
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