Definition of chafe at the bit in English:

chafe at the bit


  • Be restlessly impatient to start doing something.

    ‘the players are chafing at the bit for a game’
    ‘the prospective students from Boston were chafing at the bit to start grad school’
    eager, keen, enthusiastic, full of enthusiasm, impatient, longing, chafing at the bit, champing at the bit, desperate
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