There are no emails for us to wade through—even if we were champing at the bits.
My two sons—Hugo and Thomas, ages ten and thirteen—are champing at the bit.
Then a rest followed, with the usual sneezing and bit- champing.
At the bottom they hesitated; then the mother with rush and champing Whoof!
Does not the verse clank and chime like sword sheath on spur, like the bits of champing horses?
The champing of teeth, along with the loud sniffing, continued.
His eye fell upon his brave horse, as he stood proudly curving his neck and champing the bit, “Thank Heaven, he is yet alive!”
Manducus might be any glutton with a huge pair of champing jaws.
The dullness may give way to great uneasiness, champing of the jaws, spasms of the limbs, kicking and pawing the ground.
A smart equipage, with champing horses, stood before the entrance.
1868, American English abbreviation of champion (n.).
"to chew noisily," 1520s, probably echoic; OED suggests a connection with jam (v.). Earlier also cham, chamb, etc. To champ on (or at) the bit, as an eager horse will, is attested in figurative sense by 1640s. Related: Champed; champing. As a noun in this sense, attested from c.1600.