champ at the bit
Show impatience at being held back or delayed, as in The dismissal bell hadn't rung, but they were champing at the bit to leave. This term transfers the action of a horse that impatiently bites the bit in its mouth to human behavior. [Mid-1600s]
Words nearby champ at the bit
How to use champ at the bit in a sentence
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Things looked anxious for a bit, but by this morning's dawn all are dug in, cool, confident.
Nogués and his brave lads have done their bit indeed for the glory of the Army of France.