itch for

*itch for something

a desire for something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) l have an itch for some ice cream. We had an itch for a good movie, so we went.
See also: itch

itch for something

Fig. to desire something. I'm just itching for a visit from Amy. We are itching for some chocolate.
See also: itch
References in classic literature ?
With other men, perhaps, such things would not have been inducements; but as for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote.
I accommodated him by taking the horse, though it was against my will, for I'd got an itch for a mare o' Jortin's--as rare a bit o' blood as ever you threw your leg across.
Perhaps she knew with her intelligence that the chains she forged only aroused his instinct of destruction, as the plate-glass window makes your fingers itch for half a brick; but her heart, incapable of reason, made her continue on a course she knew was fatal.
Happily for him, a love of the theatre is so general, an itch for acting so strong among young people, that he could hardly out-talk the interest of his hearers.
Bivariate logistic regression was used to estimate probability of itch for increasing tick bites.
As well as relieving the itch for eczema sufferers, scientific trials have shown the pocket-sized gadget can also help sufferers from other skin complaints, such as psoriasis.