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get itchy fingers

To be or become eager to begin, undertake, or become involved in some work or task, especially one that involves one's hands. You're going to get itchy fingers once you see these nine awesome do-it-yourself projects that can do with things around the house! I finally took a two-week vacation, but as soon as I began to relax, I started getting itchy fingers to do something—anything—productive.
See also: finger, get, itchy
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

itchy fingers

mainly BRITISH
If you have itchy fingers, you are very keen to get involved in a particular activity. I went into town to watch people playing chess. After a few days of this I started getting itchy fingers.
See also: finger, itchy
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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