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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*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
References in classic literature ?
"I'm itching to get to work again--with this new stuff," said the white-haired man, noddding towards the enclosure.
"By George, I'm itching to let them have it!" exclaimed Kennedy.
The doctor looked it all over, as if his fingers were itching to open it; but instead of doing that, he put it quietly in the pocket of his coat.
Consequences of envenomation from the bite of a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) range from mild itching to death.
THE Motorcycle Guards are itching to get going - literally.
Unfortunately physicians and patients often find the process of identifying and eliminating triggers of itching to be a tedious one.