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die of curiosity

To be so curious that one feels as though one cannot tolerate it any longer. Once I saw all of the presents stacked under the tree, I thought I would die of curiosity before Christmas morning. We were all dying of curiosity when she announced that she would be unveiling her new project soon.
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die of curiosity

 and die from curiosity
Fig. to experience a strongly felt need to know about something. I was just dying of curiosity! I almost died from curiosity to finish the book and see how the mystery was solved.
See also: curiosity, die, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But I had to ask to the vendor guy or I would have died of curiosity, so I burst the question: "Hey, is this Queen?"