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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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"I give you my word I won't, if I can help it; but I really am dying of curiosity to know what you do down there.
I was dying of curiosity, but I realised all might be lost if I rushed him.
Gligorov, it is inappropriate for me to ask you to bid on the name, but I am dying of curiosity to hear what you would have done if you were in Gruevski's shoes?
I would have produced 5p and would not now be dying of curiosity wondering who sent me the blessed parcel in the first place.
Like most of us I've been dying of curiosity as to what it's like, so I went over and asked the owners Ray Peper and Richard Day to work their magic.
Oh, you will be dying of curiosity the first few times it happens, but if you can get through those first few calls, you will be home free.