Dying to do something

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Definition

to be dying to do something: to be very anxious and excited to do something
idiom
The construction to be dying + infinitive verb expresses a great desire to do something.

Mr. Chang is dying to meet you. He is very excited about seeing you.

Examples

  • "I'm dying to rediscover fine British cuisine."
  • "They're dying to meet you."
  • "Please let me know if anyone is lacking inspiration because I have a list of environmentally-friendly gift ideas which I am dying to share."
  • "Brian : Anyway, open up the briefcase, I'm dying to know what's inside!"
  • "Everyone's dying to know!"
  • "I'm probably going to regret saying this, but there's a secret I've been dying to share with someone."

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