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thirsty for something

1. Lit. needing to drink something. I'm thirsty for a glass of cold water.
2. Fig. craving or desiring something. The students were thirsty for knowledge. That evil tyrant is thirsty for power.
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thirsty soul

n. a drunkard; a person in need of a drink. Yes, I’d call Bill a thirsty soul—he always seems thirsty for booze. There was a long line of thirsty souls waiting for the liquor joint to open.
See also: soul, thirsty
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9 mpg - not much thirstier the normally-aspirated XK, which is 120 bhp less powerful.
FOR: Good value, well made, well equipped, neater styling, not bad to drive AGAINST: Rough looking interior plastics, automatic is more expensive, slower and thirstier SUMMARY: Stick with themanual gearbox and you've got a very
20, or if you are thirstier, a large glass will set you back pounds 3.
Use them instead of more expensive and often thirstier bedding plants in borders or even in pots.
And while that gure represents a 3% improvement in consumption, the outgoing model was only slightly thirstier at 28.
River City star Tom added: "Scottish audiences have never been thirstier for one more pint in the Clansman.
Ford Focus ST Thirstier than Oliver Reed but just as much fun, the old ST is one of the last of the old-school hot hatches.
Ford Focus ST, left Thirstier than Oliver Reed but just as much fun, the old ST is one of the last of the old-school hot hatches.
5-litre in the tested model proved a bit of a conundrum, being a very lively customer, although a lot thirstier than I would have anticipated from 'official' mpg figures of 48.
The marginally quicker (half a second 0 to 60) and slightly thirstier 250 will be auto only to start with and priced from pounds 35,710.
The R model with 270PS of power was thirstier but delivered a creditable 30.
This can cause a cat's temperature to increase and will make them thirstier than normal.
Because, of course, every single Irish person is thirstier on Good Friday than they are on any other day of the year, a thirst born of our inbred belief that no-one can tell us what to do, a feeling of "Nyeh, not 'cos you said, Popey" (it's lucky his Holiness doesn't tell us not to stick our hands in the fire, otherwiser there'd be a lot of one-armed bandits roaming about.
Always one of the most popular cars, the new Fiesta hits the market at precisely the right time as the clock is ticking for bigger and thirstier rivals.