dying to (do something)

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: dying, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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, to
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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