Yesterday, when I told somebody at work that I might be singing a song about my therapy groups at a meeting today, she said, “Can’t wait to hear it.”
Can’t wait to tell you the meaning of the idiom “can’t wait”:
Be very eager, anxious, or impatient, as in We can’t wait for the baseball season to begin or I can’t wait to see Dad—it’s been a year. While the literal sense of being unable to wait (for lack of time) is much older, this figurative usage dates only from about 1930. The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary.
When people say “can’t wait,” my brain sometimes can’t wait to have these thoughts:
What do you mean you can’t wait? Of course, you can wait. And you will wait, because what you can’t wait for is NOT happening immediately.
I’ve waited a long time to express those thoughts about “can’t wait.” I can’t wait to tell you how pleased I am that the wait is over.
I can’t wait to show you my four photos from yesterday.
I can’t wait to tell you that
- I work in Boston,
- I wrote about the group exercise What I Know/What I Don’t Know here,
- the second-to-last entry on my “What I Know” list, above, is “That I have a lot to learn,” and
- Michael made a delicious cod dish last night.
I can’t wait to share this music with you.
I can’t wait to read comments about this post. Wait! I will need to wait (but I know the comments will be worth the wait).
As always, I can’t wait to express my gratitude to all who helped me create this “Can’t Wait” post and — of course! — to YOU.