can't wait

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can't wait

Be very eager, anxious, or impatient, as in We can't wait for the baseball season to begin or I can't wait to see Dadit's been a year. While the literal sense of being unable to wait (for lack of time) is much older, this figurative usage dates only from about 1930.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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