I'm thirsty

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I'm thirsty

  1. (usually) I need some water, or want something to drink.
  2. (more generally) I need something, or want something a lot.
  3. (euphemistic) I want an alcoholic beverage.

Usage notes[edit]

Although this normally implies that I would like something to drink, it can be used in a more general sense to imply that I need or really want anything very important, as in "I am thirsty for money". Using "I am thirsty for water" would be wrong (tautology), as "I am thirsty" means that already; "I am thirsty for a drink" only makes sense if "drink" is being used to mean "alcoholic drink", otherwise that phrase would also be tautological.


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