be chomping at the bit

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be chomping at the bit

To be impatient and/or eager for something to happen or over some delay. Used to liken someone to an overexcited horse straining against its bit (the metal piece of the harness that fits between its jaws). I was chomping at the bit for the game to start. After two hours of waiting in the airport lobby, we were chomping at the bit to finally get on the plane.
See also: bit, chomp
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So he will be chomping at the bit when he makes a rare recent start in Saturday's Welsh derby clash with Cardiff Blues at the Liberty Stadium.
The actress, who plays the Queen, says her 13-year-old son Damian is chomping at the bit to break into acting.
It's the first time the legendary Bollywood pair - famous for hits such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, My Name Is Khan and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - are in a film together in five years, and fans have been chomping at the bit to get a look at the film.
But while Donna's clearly an eager bunny, FatBoy's hardly chomping at the bit for a rerun under the duvet.
Everybody knows that Rangi is a box of tricks and I'm sure he'll be chomping at the bit this week and his teammates will be glad to see him back.
While Moult accepts North Ferriby will be chomping at the bit from the very rst whistle, he feels Wrexham likewise will be raring to go.
The lads are chomping at the bit to get going again.
Chart-topping dance act Sigma brought the curtain down on a first half which left fans chomping at the bit for more.
With the glut of star names at Real Madrid, di Maria is not certain of a place in Carlo Ancelotti's starting XI and he is understood to be chomping at the bit to tread the turf at Old Trafford and make the faltering club great again.
CHOMPING AT THE BIT Barca's Alves responds to abuse in style
Jaytee Lightning was behind the former in the Laurels, but enjoyed his moment in the spotlight when winning the Olympic in style at Hove and his recent trials suggest he is a chomping at the bit following a spell on the sidelines.
And for those fans chomping at the bit for the forthcoming Disney movie, Muppets Most Wanted, we're also being treated to a sneak peek of it.
Property investors in the country are chomping at the bit to acquire iFlipRealEstate.
Jake Cassidy is chomping at the bit for a chance and Bjorn Sigurdarson looks like he has a goal in him.
FOLLOWING a weekend off and witnessing some inspirational performances in the England v New Zealand game, I think everyone is chomping at the bit for this week's home fixture.