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raring to go

Very eager, excited, or anxious to go somewhere or begin doing something. The kids were already in the car and raring to go. After the rousing speech by the boss, the whole team was raring to go.
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rarin' to go

extremely keen to act or do something. Jane can't wait to start her job. She's rarin' to go. Mary is rarin' to go and can't wait for her university term to start.
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raring to go

Very eager to begin, as in The children were all dressed and raring to go. This idiom uses raring for rearing, and alludes to a horse's standing on its hind legs when it is anxious to get moving. [Early 1900s]
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raring to go

COMMON If you are raring to go, you are very eager to go somewhere or to start doing something. After a good night's sleep, Paul said he was raring to go. `Where is it?' I asked, suddenly raring to go.
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raring to go

very keen and eager to make a start. informal
Historically, raring is the present participle of rare , an obsolete dialectal variant of the verb rear .
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ˌraring to ˈgo

(informal) very enthusiastic about starting something: We’ve finished our training and now we’re all raring to go.
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raring to go

mod. anxious and eager to go. Come on, I’m raring to go!
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raring to go

Extremely eager to get started. This American locution of the late nineteenth century uses raring for rearing, the verb still used for what a lively horse does when it stands on its hind legs and is clearly eager to get moving. A colloquialism of the twentieth century, it appeared in F. N. Hart’s The Bellamy Trial (1927): “Both sides are rarin’ to go.”
See also: go, raring