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thirsty for something

1. Lit. needing to drink something. I'm thirsty for a glass of cold water.
2. Fig. craving or desiring something. The students were thirsty for knowledge. That evil tyrant is thirsty for power.
See also: thirsty

thirsty soul

n. a drunkard; a person in need of a drink. Yes, I’d call Bill a thirsty soul—he always seems thirsty for booze. There was a long line of thirsty souls waiting for the liquor joint to open.
See also: soul, thirsty
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How's Business selected Thirsty Thursday for a grant to help with website design and also to fund marketing materials to allow Anna and Sue to attract more businesses to their events.
We don't do backpackers or hotels several kilometres from the Oktoberfest grounds," said Zuza Kuklinski, Festival Tours Manager at Thirsty Swagman.
Like the thirsty bird, they, too, cannot get enough of Piper and the rest of the colourful inmates.
Different areas of the brain involved in emotional decision-making were activated when people drank water after becoming thirsty and when study participants followed instructions to keep drinking when no longer thirsty, he said.
The Thirsty Energy initiative will support more integrated energy-water planning, as well as quantify and measure tradeoffs and synergies between water and energy resource management, said a senior official.
The events of Mid Staffordshire, where horror stories emerged of patients being so thirsty they had to resort to drinking dirty vase water were a source of shame.
15 - KWVA-FM Thirsty Thursday Radio Interview with Adam and Heather and Dubious live, Acoustic Minds call-in, EMU, 1222 E.
The event kicks off with a Port City Beer Tour, a pay-as-you-go tour of the great pubs of Portland; other events include a Maine beer dinner at the Thirsty Pig with beers from Shipyard and Maine Beer; A Green Flash vs.
STAY THIRSTY, a head second to Flat Out in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, will begin his stallion career at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Kentucky next year, writes Martin Stevens.
A handful of thirsty countries are guzzling their groundwater reserves much faster than those resources can be renewed.
A cooling drink on a hot summer's day was all the thirsty members of the Huddersfield-based Slubbing Billys Morris dance team wanted.
To avoid being thirsty, drink eight to 10 cups of non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluid a day.
Working with Thirsty Planet is just one of the many partnerships that TUI UK undertakes as a part of a broader sustainable tourism strategy.
How thirsty humans react to water sources that vary in palatability has not been investigated, although it is known that thirst increases positive hedonic evaluations of room-temperature tapwater (Rolls et al.
The stand-up comedian swapped his normal day job and stepped behind the bar at the Live theatre to serve some thirsty customers as part of a national campaign.