dying to (do something)
Eager and excited to do something. The kids were dying to go on another roller coaster. My 16-year-old is just dying to learn how to drive.
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Also, be dying to. Long greatly to do something, as in I'm dying to go to Alaska. [c. 1700] Also see die for.
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