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(one's) fingers itch

One is eager to begin or undertake some work or task that involves one's hands. Here are nine awesome do-it-yourself projects that will make your fingers itch! I finally took a two-week vacation, but as soon as we began to rest, I could feel my fingers itching to do something—anything—productive.
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your fingers itch

you are longing or impatient to do something.
1998 Patchwork & Quilting There's a good gallery towards the end of the book and it will make your fingers itch to get started.
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Perhaps she knew with her intelligence that the chains she forged only aroused his instinct of destruction, as the plate-glass window makes your fingers itch for half a brick; but her heart, incapable of reason, made her continue on a course she knew was fatal.
Dark eyes, long eyelashes, ripe and ruddy lips that to look at is to long to kiss, beautiful clustering hair that one's fingers itch to play with, such a waist as might make a man clasp the air involuntarily, thinking of twining his arm about it, little feet that tread so lightly they hardly seem to walk upon the ground--to marry all this, sir, this--hey, hey!'
"It a'most makes your fingers itch to be at the hay now the sun shines so," he observed, as they passed through the "Big Meadow." "But it's poor foolishness to think o' saving by going against your conscience.
Philip had been very adroit, and it was with a heavy heart that he gave up his winning; but his fingers itched to play still, and a few days later, on his way to the football field, he went into a shop and bought a pennyworth of J pens.
"My fingers itch." -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and playwright,
That is very frustrating," said Dr Naseem, adding that, "my fingers itch to etch".
And we talk about plainness, but not faces that would make a surgeon's fingers itch.
However, when sitting still becomes difficult after 10 or 15 minutes and your fingers itch to pick up your phone to keep yourself entertained, you know a movie is not living up to expectations.
My fingers itch to imprison these falsifiers and illusionists for many years," Baibolov stated.Such measures will serve as a lesson for those who follow will of some officials.
Every time the press pooh-poohs his chances, every time they gloat over some trivial misstatement, every time they make fun of Vermont and describe his supporters as "Birkenstocked" "Deanyboppers," I think about the free ride the media give Bush, who says more false and foolish things in an afternoon than Dean has said in a lifetime, who is unmaking everything good about this country from Head Start to habeas corpus, who is stacking the government with faith healers and fanatics, my fingers itch to write Dean another check.
We're called Bloc Party!" was all they needed to start the frenzy of butterflies that up until a couple of minutes previously had laid dormant, flying with ecstasy, making my fingers itch. Kele Okereke, lead singer, opens his cavernous mouth to expose the voice that jumps to the heart of your soul, as if someone had yelled "bomb!" on the underground.
DESPERATE to book a week in the sun, my fingers itched over the keyboard and I asked my dearly beloved: "Where do you fancy going on holiday this year, love?" "Dunno," he shrugged.