in want of something
in want of (something)
Lacking something needed. After spending three days camping in the mountains, we were all in want of a long hot shower. Judging by its most recent financial reports, it is clearly a company in want of a more competent CEO.
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in want of something(formal) needing something: The present system is in want of a total review.
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