Definition of be bitten by the —— bug in English:

be bitten by the —— bug

phrase

  • Develop a passionate interest in a specified activity.

    ‘Joe was badly bitten by the showbiz bug at the age of four’
    • ‘Then he got bitten by the acting bug himself.’
    • ‘Have I been bitten by the Wi-Fi bug?’
    • ‘In 1994, while I was a managing editor at Doubleday, I acquired my first book and was bitten by the acquisitions bug.’
    • ‘Seems that Bob has been bitten by the sales bug after his experiences at Imvector.’