strain at the leash
Definition of strain at the leash
: to be very eager The kids were straining at the leash to get going.
Word by Word Definitions
: lineage, ancestry
: a group of presumed common ancestry with clear-cut physiological but usually not morphological distinctions
: a specified infraspecific group (such as a stock, line, or ecotype)
: to draw tight : cause to fit firmly
: to stretch to maximum extension and tautness
: to exert (oneself, one's senses, etc.) to the utmost
: a line for leading or restraining an animal
: something that restrains : the state of being restrained
: a set of three animals (such as greyhounds, foxes, bucks, or hares)
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