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chomp at the bit

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chomp at the bit

verb phrase

To be eager for action; be impatient: He'd been chomping at the bit real hard the last three weeks (1640s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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