itchy feet


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itchy feet

The urge to stray from one's routine, often by traveling. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Every so often, Claire has itchy feet and sets off for a foreign destination.
See also: feet, itchy

*itchy feet

Fig. the need to leave; a feeling of a need to travel. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Hearing the train whistle at night gives me itchy feet.
See also: feet, itchy

itchy feet

BRITISH
If you have itchy feet, you want to go somewhere new or start doing something new. I hated living in London, and I started getting itchy feet. Hearing about Sally's job had given me itchy feet and within a couple of months I left the company.
See also: feet, itchy
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