itch to (do something)

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itch to (do something)

To have an interest in or desire to do something. I'm itching for another road trip—when should we go? If you're itching to act again, then you should get back on stage.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Philip had been very adroit, and it was with a heavy heart that he gave up his winning; but his fingers itched to play still, and a few days later, on his way to the football field, he went into a shop and bought a pennyworth of J pens.
As indeed it was; for as sorely as Tom's hands itched to grab for it they did not dare -- he believed his soul would be instantly destroyed if he did such a thing while the prayer was going on.