raring to go

raring to go

to be ready and excited to begin doing something The lawyers were raring to go Monday afternoon when the judge started the hearing.
Usage notes: sometimes spelled rarin' to go to show how it is said: Sometimes she'd wake up at five in the morning and was rarin' to go.
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raring to go

Very eager to begin, as in The children were all dressed and raring to go. This idiom uses raring for rearing, and alludes to a horse's standing on its hind legs when it is anxious to get moving. [Early 1900s]
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raring to go

mod. anxious and eager to go. Come on, I’m raring to go!
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Rob right on money RED-HOT Robbie Keane says he is fit and raring to go after putting his injury problems behind him.
They're young and vigorous, raring to go, so a tray of 20 can be included in a few square metres.
June has just come back from a break after the very demanding murder trial storyline which saw her take centre stage for hours of TV, but she's as raring to go as ever.
FABIAN Delph is fit and raring to go for England today as they take on Slovenia in the Euro 2016 qualifier.
I haven't played games so I just want to maintain my fitness levels over the off-season and come back in good shape and raring to go for the start of pre-season training.
Keane raring to go Colin Keane is raring to go after getting over his sole blip in an otherwise sensational season - a ban which ruled him out of Irish Champions Weekend.
From framing the shot, spotting good light, looking more closely than they had ever done before and possible going for a completely different angle, the pupils were soon raring to go.
But Henderson, who sent a text to his Liverpool colleague, said: "Knowing the type of person he is, he is a fighter and I am sure come maybe the first game or the second game in the World Cup he will be ready and raring to go.
2 ROBERTO MARTINEZ says Ross Barkley and John Stones will be raring to go this summer - but insists he has no idea if they're in England's World Cup squad.
Oman men athletes Barakat Al Harthy, Yahya Al Noufali, Fahad Al Jabri and Mohammed Assadi are fresh from the training camp in Colombo and are raring to go.
The 25-year-old full-back also insists the players are determined to learn from last season and make amends and will be raring to go in August.
Gray said: "I managed to get my ankle right so I am fit and raring to go.
If he is properly fit and raring to go at the end of the season - and is reaching anything like the form of previous times - he will be in demand, from both ourselves and other clubs.
I'm really raring to go and get the season underway," he said.
Summary: Recalled Australia opener Phil Hughes is raring to go in Perth after being dropped following just two Ashes Tests in 2009.