chomping at the bit

Chomping at the bit
If you are chomping at the bit, you are eager to start on a task immediately.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • chomping at the bit — waiting in an impatient way to do something We ve all been chomping [=champing] at the bit to get started on the project. • • • Main Entry: ↑chomp …   Useful english dictionary

  • chomping at the bit — eager to go, anxious to leave    If you mention camping, the kids will be chomping at the bit …   English idioms

  • be chomping at the bit — be champing/chomping at the bit to be very keen to start an activity or to go somewhere. By the time he arrived to pick us up we were champing at the bit with impatience. I m not sure if he s ready for extra responsibility yet, but he s chafing… …   New idioms dictionary

  • champing/chomping at the bit — waiting in an impatient way to do something We ve all been champing at the bit to get started on the project. • • • Main Entry: ↑bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • champ at the bit — If someone is champing at the bit, they are very eager to accomplish something.  ( Chomping at the bit is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • champing at the bit — To betray impatience, as to begin some action. I m champing at the bit to tell you Chomping at the bit is also commonly used, though some regard it as an error …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • chomp at the bit — verb To show impatience or frustration when delayed. Electronics makers chomping at the bit …   Wiktionary

  • be champing at the bit — be champing/chomping at the bit to be very keen to start an activity or to go somewhere. By the time he arrived to pick us up we were champing at the bit with impatience. I m not sure if he s ready for extra responsibility yet, but he s chafing… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Bit (horse) — For other uses, see bit (disambiguation). A horse wearing an English bridle with a snaffle bit and a cavesson A bit is a type of horse tack used in equestrian activities, usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is placed in the mouth… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — [[t]bɪ̱t[/t]] ♦ bits 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount A bit of something is a small amount of it. All it required was a bit of work... I got paid a little bit of money. 2) PHRASE: PHR adj/adv/prep (vagueness) A bit means to a small extent or degree.… …   English dictionary

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