be dying for (something)

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be dying for (something)

To be desperately longing or hoping for something. I'm dying for a chance to introduce myself—he's one of my favorite actors! It's so bloody hot out, I'm dying for a cold drink.
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I wish I could convince myself the young men and women we mourn are not dying for something unattainable.
I'm enraged that our men are over there dying for something they truly believed in, which is a lie,'' said Tina Vinaja, 38, of Santa Clarita, a student mother of two recruitment-age teens whose husband supports the war.
They're dying for something cultural, not in the sense that they would take a documentary on Schoenberg, but they would consider a film about a violin over 300 years and in five languages.
Real-time strategy gamers dying for something new and addicting will get their wish on March 3rd when Psygnosis releases the online demo of its PC CD-ROM game, Metal Fatigue(TM).