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The boys, at least, had been itching for something like this ever since the trouble started.

The news stimulated him, and in a little while he was itching to write again.

Since you have told me their plans I am itching to get at them.

He was itching to talk about books and make the most of his romantic hour.

I am itching all ofer with iteas, as if I were living in a bag of vleas.

I could see he was itching to let me have it, but he was too foxy to show it.

When you have hooked an Itching trout, you first scratch him, and then cook him.

And as they waited an itching came at the palm of McGurk's hand.

This is no trick—I know you are itching to get into Oklahoma.

He was just itching to know all about Big White Bear's big fights.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gicce, from giccan (v.) "to itch" (see itch (v.)). Sense of "restless desire" is first attested 1530s; itching in this sense is from mid-14c.

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