itch to do

*itch to do something

Fig. a desire to do something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have an itch to see a movie tonight. Tom has an itch to go swimming.
See also: itch
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Laurie has long nursed an itch to do ``Little Sheba'' while, with ``Plaza Suite,'' Franklin saw an opportunity to expand the casting of Simon's comedy and assemble a star-studded evening.