your fingers itch

(one's) fingers itch

One is eager to begin or undertake some work or task that involves one's hands. Here are nine awesome do-it-yourself projects that will make your fingers itch! I finally took a two-week vacation, but as soon as we began to rest, I could feel my fingers itching to do something—anything—productive.
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your fingers itch

you are longing or impatient to do something.
1998 Patchwork & Quilting There's a good gallery towards the end of the book and it will make your fingers itch to get started.
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References in classic literature ?
Perhaps she knew with her intelligence that the chains she forged only aroused his instinct of destruction, as the plate-glass window makes your fingers itch for half a brick; but her heart, incapable of reason, made her continue on a course she knew was fatal.
It a'most makes your fingers itch to be at the hay now the sun shines so," he observed, as they passed through the "Big Meadow.
However, when sitting still becomes difficult after 10 or 15 minutes and your fingers itch to pick up your phone to keep yourself entertained, you know a movie is not living up to expectations.