Phase/word for "really looking forward to"?
November 19, 2018 5:47 PM   Subscribe

You're really, really looking forward to something. Is there a single word (any language) or phase you'd use to communicate this?
posted by curious nu to Writing & Language (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
"hanging" (Australianese)

eg: I'm hanging for this next meeting to be over and done.
posted by pompomtom at 5:57 PM on November 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


psyched
craving
posted by yawper at 6:02 PM on November 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


Eagerly anticipating.
posted by mmw at 6:06 PM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


impatient for
can't wait for
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:16 PM on November 19, 2018


Stoked
posted by tinkletown at 6:25 PM on November 19, 2018 [10 favorites]


Waiting with bated breath; anticipating
posted by Illuminated Clocks at 6:27 PM on November 19, 2018


Yearn

Also: long, ache

These seem like very old words
posted by rw at 6:36 PM on November 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


keen
eager
posted by carmicha at 6:42 PM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


Really excited for
posted by Autumnheart at 7:08 PM on November 19, 2018


Jonesing.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:18 PM on November 19, 2018


Alternate Australianese - you are "frothing" for it.
posted by trialex at 7:55 PM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


pumped
thrilled
over-the-moon
posted by devrim at 8:01 PM on November 19, 2018


Hyped
posted by QueenHawkeye at 8:05 PM on November 19, 2018


On tenterhooks.
posted by axiom at 9:17 PM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


Gagging for it
posted by fullerine at 9:54 PM on November 19, 2018


Dying (Irishese maybe) dying for a drink, dying to find something out.
posted by Iteki at 10:04 PM on November 19, 2018


Danish: we would say "spændt"as in "jeg er så spændt!!" and we would explain the concept as "forventningsglæde" (literally: the expectation of happiness about something that will happen in the future)
posted by alchemist at 11:00 PM on November 19, 2018


Chomping at the bit.
posted by jgirl at 3:26 AM on November 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Frisson
posted by at at 6:11 AM on November 20, 2018


Champing at the bit.
posted by JimN2TAW at 6:12 AM on November 20, 2018


I grew up with "anxious" used this way (as a positive), but I think it may be a geographically-limited usage (Central/East Texas/Louisiana)? Example, "I'm so anxious to get on the road to go see Grandmama!" didn't mean what "anxiety" means to me today (definitely not a good feeling).
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:26 AM on November 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


fired up
posted by bruinfan at 10:27 AM on November 20, 2018


hepped up on goofballs
posted by nosila at 1:43 PM on November 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


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