go fever

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go fever (uncountable)

  1. (slang) An urge to commence a planned journey regardless of circumstances.
    • 1900, Rudyard Kipling, From Sea to Sea, page 214:
      He had served the Queen in the Marines and a Line regiment, and the "go-fever" being in his bones, had drifted to America, there to serve Uncle Sam.
    • 1910, P. G. Wodehouse, The Intrusion of Jimmy:
      "You seem to do a great deal of moving about." "I do," said Jimmy. "I can't keep still. I've got the go-fever, like that man in Kipling's book.
    • 1921, Edward Verrall Lucas, Rose and Rose: A Story, page 263:
      At last the go-fever broke out. She had been to London — that promoter of restlessness — to stay with a girl artist friend and show her work to some experts
    • 1994, Jim Lovell, Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, page 14:
      The problem, as many people knew, was that Gus had "go fever": he was itching to fly this spacecraft.

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