have a thirst for

have a thirst for something

1. Lit. to be thirsty for something to drink. I have a thirst for a tall glass of iced tea.
2. Fig. to have a craving or desire for something. The tyrant had an intense thirst for power. The actor's thirst for fame caused him to become unscrupulous.
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Dinkas have a thirst for learning, and he was such a diligent student that when he later enrolled at Tacoma's Henry Foss High School he was able to step right into the 11th grade and handle a schedule that includes geometry, biology, literature, computer training, and world geography.