English version

be dying for something/to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe dying for something/to do somethingbe dying for something/to do somethingspokenWANT to want something very much I’m dying for a cup of tea. She was dying to ask where he’d got it. I’m dying to see what it is. die
Examples from the Corpus
be dying for something/to do somethingHe was dying for a cigarette.He was dying for a long time, then there was a year of mourning, now we have a new emperor.My experience in workshops is that people are dying for more honest forms of communication.She was dying for him to leave so she could get on with business.The ill are dying for want of medicines.To know what they might be dying for.
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