Posted by: Jack Henry | December 13, 2017

Editor’s Corner: The Eighth Day of English (2017)

On the eighth day of English

My true love gave to me,

Eight idioms that mean

Extremely hap-py!

An idiom is a turn of phrase that has “a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light)” (from the Google dictionary). Today’s collection of idioms from My English Teacher, all mean happy.

1. Having a whale of a time
have a very good time, have an exciting or fun time

2. On cloud nine
very happy, cheerful

3. Tickled pink
very much pleased or entertained

4. On top of the world
feeling wonderful, glorious, ecstatic

5. Happy as a clam
very happy and comfortable

6. Buzzing
excited for something that’s going to happen

7. Over the moon
extremely pleased and happy

8. In seventh heaven
in a very happy state

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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