Chomping at the bit - Tradução em português

Idiom:
Be chomping at the bit / Be champing at the bit or chafing the bit

Translation:
Estar muito entusiasmado para fazer alguma coisa ou ir a algum lugar; Estar ansioso para fazer algo ou para que algo aconteça.

Example:
The computer geeks are chomping at the bit to try out the new operating system

Explanation:
To champ (mastigar alguma coisa fazendo barulho) + bit (Parte de metal colocada na boca do cavalo; cabresto).

Os cavalos tendem a mastigar seus cabrestos quando ficam impacientes esperando.

Sources:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/chomp_at_the_bit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_%28horse%29
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-does-chomp ... t-mean.htm
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/be+ ... at+the+bit

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4 respostas
PPAULO 6 48 1.1k
Good one!
A typo, I think, was made...certainly "ansioso" would be word.
Do you know what's the best thing about English Experts? Is that besides improving your English you also learn portuguese! It wasn't a typo, I really didn't know how to spell this word. :oops:

Thanks!
PPAULO 6 48 1.1k
Don´t sweat it! that´s what friends are for. Now it´s you, tomorrow you correct and help me, this way we improve togheter.:D
Hello Henrique do Prado.

Many thanks for the tip. I found it very interesting.

Hugs.

Emanuel.