be gagging for (something)

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be gagging for (something)

To have a strong desire for something, especially a beverage of some kind. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Good lord, I am gagging for a cup of tea.
See also: for, gag
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

be gagging for something

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone is gagging for something, they want it very much. I arrived there late, hungry and gagging for a drink.
See also: for, gag, something
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