be dying for (something)

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be dying for (something)

To be desperately longing or hoping for something. I'm dying for a chance to introduce myself—he's one of my favorite actors! It's so bloody hot out, I'm dying for a cold drink.
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dying

see under die.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I wish I could convince myself the young men and women we mourn are not dying for something unattainable.
They're dying for something cultural, not in the sense that they would take a documentary on Schoenberg, but they would consider a film about a violin over 300 years and in five languages." Rhombus's The Red Violin, a narrative art film directed by Girard, attracted $14-million worth of investment while, ironically, arts documentary proposals in the $1-million range, the company's traditional projects, can no longer be financed.