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What does it mean when a British person says 'bite your arm off'?

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Please calm down and don't be alarmed, this doesn't mean someone is trying to eat you. We British are not a cannibalistic bunch and I can assure you that we do not nibble on people's arms for no reason (well, most of us anyway).

'Bite your arm off' in Britain is a slang expression meaning 'be very overly excited'.

For example: "I say jolly ol'wife o'mine, I presume the kids would bite your arm off if they knew we were taking them to that spiffing Disney World this weekend".
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