hungry for

hungry for (something)

Strongly desiring something. Want to stop at McDonald's? I'm hungry for some of their fries. If she's not hungry for a medal, there's no way she'll be able to beat her fellow competitors.
See also: hungry
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hungry for something

Fig. desiring something, often something other than food. The orphan was hungry for the warmth of a family. Bill has become hungry for knowledge and is always studying.
See also: hungry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of course it's not just light our skin is hungry for. We're also hungry for touch: for the hug, hold, and comfort of another's hand, for the soft caress of a lover, for the rocking coziness of a nursing mother, even for the gentle stroke of a purring pet.