can hardly wait


: to be very excited about doing something or eager for something to happen or begin
The children can hardly wait for summer.

Examples of can hardly wait in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists can hardly wait to crack open that holiday gift. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2023 Even the pros can hardly wait, just brimming with excellent ideas to deck the halls a few months early. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 July 2023 And, while that might not be quite as big a deal to traditional gridiron fans as the younger Lawrence directing the varsity football team, don’t try to tell Tony, who can hardly wait. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2023 And according to the store’s owner, customers-to-be can hardly wait. cleveland, 2 Aug. 2022 Martin can hardly wait, either. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 20 May 2022 But there are plenty of pressing needs that can hardly wait, and MacKenzie Scott has wasted no time in beginning to give her fortune away since gaining control of tens of billions of dollars in Amazon stock following her 2019 divorce from Jeff Bezos. Hank Tucker, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 South Florida businesses that traditionally serve Canadian snowbirds and short-term tourists can hardly wait. David Lyons,, 10 July 2021 No doubt, Walt Disney Co. can hardly wait for Disneyland’s capacity limits to be lifted, allowing the free-spending fanatics to return in full force. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021

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“Can hardly wait.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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