Champing/chomping at the bit
Posted by ESC on May 25, 2000
In Reply to: Champing/chomping at the bit posted by Kim Arthurs on May 25, 2000
: A co-worker and myself were discussing the phrase "chomping at the bit"
: He insists that the phrase is actually "champing at the bit" but has been changed
: over time.
: Can you please settle this debate ... If you could provide the origin and meaning behing
: the saying that would be great!!!
I haven't found it yet. But it has got to be "chomping at the bit" as in a horse chomping or biting at its bit, ready to be on its way.