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 Italy.Itching Ears (To have). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Itch.
 
My fingers itch to be at him. This is a French locution, “Les poings me démangent de le battre.   1
   An itch for gold. A longing desire. (Anglo-Saxon, giccan, to itch.)   2
 


 Italy.Itching Ears (To have). 

 
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