Synonyms of 'straining at the leash'
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If you are eager to do or have something, you want to do or have it very much.
Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army.
If you are impatient to do something or impatient for something to happen, you are eager to do it or for it to happen and do not want to wait.
They are impatient for jobs and security.
Thesaurus for straining at the leash from the Collins English Thesaurus
eagerly impatient to begin something