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itchy feet British English Informal

Meaning: If you have itchy feet, you feel the need to go somewhere different or do something different.

For example:

  • It's no wonder Ken's got itchy feet. He's been doing the same job, in the same office, for nearly twenty years.

  • Thanks to low-cost airlines, people with itchy feet who couldn't afford air fares in the past can now travel.

Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

I know she's got itchy feet because
  1. she's been looking at travel websites
  2. she keeps scratching her toes
  3. she never goes anywhere on foot

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