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    Default Thirsty / hungry of

    In Polish, when you lack of something very much and want to get it as soon as possible, you can say that you are thirsty / hungry of this. Do you have such an idiom in English? (I couldn't find it anywhere.)

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    Yearn- you can hunger and thirst for things as well, but that doesn't necessarily imply lacking- you can thirst for knowledge, which you have but want more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Yearn- you can hunger and thirst for things as well, but that doesn't necessarily imply lacking- you can thirst for knowledge, which you have but want more.
    Yep, you're right. So the idioms are "to hunger for sth" and "to thirs for sth" - do they mean the same?

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    Pretty much- they are sometimes used together- Do we as believers hunger and thirst after righteousness? (Matthew 5:6)

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