dying to know

dying to know (something)

Eager and excited to learn something. We found out the baby's sex because I was just dying to know if we were having a boy or a girl!
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dying to know (something)

Fig. very eager to know something. I'm just dying to know how your weekend went.
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References in classic literature ?
We didn't open it, but we are dying to know what he says," cried Jo, hugging her sister and offering the note.
The peasants carried divers articles that showed they were on their way from some large town where they had bought them, and were taking them home to their village; and both students and peasants were struck with the same amazement that everybody felt who saw Don Quixote for the first time, and were dying to know who this man, so different from ordinary men, could be.
He hid it when he saw me and looked real silly; but after I had talked to him awhile I just asked him about it, and told him that the gossips said he wrote poetry in it, and if he did would he tell me, because I was dying to know.
cried Maria, the instant the door had closed; "and I am dying to know how you like him
I am dying to know what Blanche said to you when she got better?
Dying to Know You is, above all, a charming and heart-felt story about a friendship between an old man and a teenage boy, who supposedly have nothing in common.
And I'm dying to know who I am, for better or worse," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
They also find out what we've all been dying to know - what has happened to the pieces since appearing on the show.
I am dying to know what happened to Amber, the evangelical Christian who makes Stephen Baldwin look like a Satanist.
The two-part episode, the first half of which was aired on Christmas Day, was watched by more than 9m viewers all dying to know if Essex boy Gavin and Welsh girl Stacey would become parents after all.
It is un-put-downable as the reader is dying to know how the two will cope.
He came home after his first day and I was dying to know how he'd got on.
A source said: "Jessie has had a wild showbiz life and would have told secrets people are dying to know.
And what everyone is dying to know is how is Anakin Skywalker finally drawn to the Dark Side, how does Amidala hide the birth of her two children (Luke and Leia) and what makes Yoda beat a hasty retreat to Dagobah?
Immediately, I am dying to know exactly what all her past sins have been, but it seems best not to ask.