dying to (do something)

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.
See also: dying

dying to do something

Fig. very eager to do something. I'm just dying to go sailing in your new boat. After a long hot day like this one, I'm just dying for a cool drink.
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die to

Also, be dying to. Long greatly to do something, as in I'm dying to go to Alaska. [c. 1700] Also see die for.
See also: die