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synonyms for chafe at the bit

  • feel one's oats
  • thrive
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How to use chafe at the bit in a sentence

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 GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Things looked anxious for a bit, but by this morning's dawn all are dug in, cool, confident.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Nogués and his brave lads have done their bit indeed for the glory of the Army of France.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Kum Kale has been a brilliant bit of work, though I fear we have lost nearly a quarter of our effectives.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
You see, I stuck to him like a log to a root, but for the first week or so 'twant no use—not a bit.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He hurried to the Hotel d'Ettres; but the scenes of careless gaiety he saw there, seemed only to chafe his mind.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
When he first came to his home in the Korean city, a little bit of a baby, his father and mother were very, very glad to see him.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHAFE AT THE BIT

  • chafe at the bit
  • feel one's oats
  • thrive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.