can't wait

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can't wait (third-person singular simple present can't wait, no present participle, simple past couldn't wait, no past participle)

  1. (idiomatic) To eagerly anticipate; to find it hard to wait for a forthcoming pleasurable event.
    I can't wait for that party on Friday.
  2. To need to be attended to right away.
    I'm afraid this can't wait; it has to be done by Thursday.

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