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Meaning of “be straining at the leash” in the English Dictionary

"be straining at the leash" in British English

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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 ​presenttime: These ​youngathletes have been ​training hard and are ​straining at the ​leash to ​compete.
(Definition of be straining at the leash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be straining at the leash”
in Chinese (Simplified) 热切期望(非常渴望做你现在被禁止要做的某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱切期望(非常渴望做你現在被禁止要做的某事)…
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