strain at the leash

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strain at the leash

: to be very eager
  • The kids were straining at the leash to get going.

Word by Word Definitions

strain play
  1. : lineage, ancestry

  2. : a group of presumed common ancestry with clear-cut physiological but usually not morphological distinctions

  3. : kind, sort

  1. : to draw tight : cause to fit firmly

  2. : to stretch to maximum extension and tautness

  3. : to exert (oneself, one's senses, etc.) to the utmost

  1. : an act of straining or the condition of being strained: such as

  2. : bodily injury from excessive tension, effort, or use

  3. : excessive or difficult exertion or labor

leash play
  1. : a line for leading or restraining an animal

  2. : something that restrains : the state of being restrained

  3. : a set of three animals (such as greyhounds, foxes, bucks, or hares)


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