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champ at the bit


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to bite the bit, especially when restless
  • v. (of a person) to show impatience or frustration when delayed


From champ (verb) ("to chew noisily") + bit ("part of horse's harness held in its mouth"); horses tend to chew on their bits when impatient at waiting. (Wiktionary)


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