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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!!!

: Thanks

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.