hungry for (something)(redirected from hungry for attention)
hungry for (something)
1. Literally, having a strong appetite for a particular kind of food. Want to stop at McDonald's? I'm hungry for some of their fries.
2. Having an intense desire to achieve or obtain something. If she's not hungry for a gold medal, there's no way she'll be able to beat her fellow competitors.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.