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be straining at the leash

to be very eager to do something that you are being prevented from doing at the present time: Meanwhile we hear that our soldiers have reached a peak of fitness and are straining at the leash.
Translations of “be straining at the leash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱切期望(非常渴望做你現在被禁止要做的某事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热切期望(非常渴望做你现在被禁止要做的某事)…
(Definition of be straining at the leash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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