scratch the/that itch


: to satisfy an urge to do something
Maybe it's time to scratch the/that itch to travel I've had since I was a kid.

Examples of scratch the/that itch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the next 12 months, your appetite for learning and new experiences will balloon, and you might be blessed with more opportunities to scratch that itch. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Apr. 2024 Tourists who desire to get one last bite of quintessential O.C. fare will be able to scratch that itch with Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, a fast casual O.C.-born chain known for its Baja-style fish tacos and other healthy eats. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 Prior to this year’s April Fools’ release, the team was interested in making a horror game, and Content Warning gave them the chance to scratch that itch. Megan Farokhmanesh, WIRED, 10 Apr. 2024 Guess that 392nd viewing of Best in Show will just have to scratch that itch. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 6 Mar. 2023 Nearing Expiration Shucked If a cornucopia of puns is your thing, this lowbrow comedic musical about a small-town woman who leaves home to save her corn just might scratch the itch. Rachel Sherman, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Luckily, there are several minor league teams in the area — including a new one in northwest Indiana — that can help baseball fans scratch that itch without breaking the bank. Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2022 Given a trip to Italy isn't in the cards for most just yet, a hotel-quality home refresh may be in order to help scratch that itch in the meantime. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Mar. 2021 Maybe the best solution if to go out one day and catch enough pike to scratch that itch, then go hunting for a monster muskie the next. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023

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“Scratch the/that itch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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