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    #1

    Waiting impatiently.

    Hello,


    I am looking for a word/expression to describe a person who is waiting impatiently for the right moment to attack sombody. (In wars for example)

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by symaa; 28-Apr-2013 at 23:01. Reason: Typos.

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    #2

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    "to wait in anticipation"
    but the common expressions that describe the feeling are probably : "on edge" and "jittery"

    Hope it's useful

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    #3

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    I am looking for a word/expression to describe a person who is waiting impatiently for the right moment to attack sombody. (In wars for example)
    How about 'He waited, poised, tense'?

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    #4

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    Consider 'champing at the bit'.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    See also lurk.

    charliedeut

    PS: I understand "lurk" does not imply impatience, but it does convey the meaning "waiting to attack".
    Last edited by charliedeut; 29-Apr-2013 at 11:35. Reason: Added PS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    Or "straining at the leash" - eagerly impatient to begin something (like hounds in hot pursuit)

    See:
    straining at the leash - definition of straining at the leash by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    #7

    Re: Waiting impatiently.

    Much obliged for all your answers and help.

    Best regards,

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