Here you’ll find out plenty of idioms to express your happiness in a more sophisticated way!!!!
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On cloud nine A person who is on cloud nine is very happy because
something wonderful has happened.
“When the boss announced my promotion, I was on cloud nine!” Like a dog with two tails If somebody is like a dog with two tails, they are extremely happy.
“When Paul won the first prize, he was like a dog with two tails.” Down in the dumps Someone who is down in the dumps is depressed or feeling gloomy.
“Alex has been down in the dumps since he failed his exam.” Down in the mouth When someone is down in the mouth, they look unhappy, discouraged
“You look a bit down in the mouth. What’s the matter?” Face like a wet weekend If someone has a face like a wet weekend, they are wearing
a sad expression and look miserable.
“What’s wrong with Pete? He’s got a face like a wet weekend.” Fool’s paradise If someone is living in a fool’s paradise, they are in a state of
contentment that will not last because their happiness is based on
illusion or false hope.
“Lisa is living in a fool’s paradise if she thinks her boss is going to
marry her.” Full of the joys of spring If you are full of the joys of spring, you are happy, enthusiastic
and full of energy.
“Barbara is full of the joys of spring at the moment! Has she got a new
boyfriend?” Grin from ear to ear If somebody is grinning from ear to ear, they look very satisfied
“When we saw Paul grinning from ear to ear, we knew he had passed
the exam.” Happy camper To refer to someone as a ‘happy camper’ means that they are
generally content or satisfied with what is happening in their lives
and have no cause for complaint.
“With his new job and his new car, Andy is one happy camper!” Happy as a flea in a doghouse If someone is (as) happy as a flea in a doghouse, they are very
happy and contented.
“Since she moved to a smaller apartment, my mother is (as) happy
as a flea in a doghouse.” (As) happy as Larry If you are (as) happy as Larry, you are very happy indeed.
“My dad’s as happy as Larry at the week-end when we all arrive home. Happy-go-lucky If you are a happy-go-lucky person, you are cheerful and carefree all
“He’s a happy-go-lucky sort of guy – always in good humour.” Your heart sinks If your heart sinks, you feel very unhappy and despondent
“My heart sank when I saw the amount of work waiting for me.” Jump for joy When people jump for joy, they express their happiness through
excited movements and gestures.
“The player jumped for joy when he scored the winning goal.” Life is just a bowl of cherries! This expression means that life is pleasant and uncomplicated.
“Now that he’s retired, my grandfather often says
“life is just a bowl of cherries“. A lump in your throat If you have a lump in your throat, you have a tight feeling in your
throat because of a strong emotion such as sadness or gratitude.
“The speech was so touching that I had a lump in my throat.” Music to your ears To say that something is music to your ears, means that the
information you receive makes you feel very happy. Never looked back If you say that you have never looked back, you mean that after an
event which changed your life for the better, you continue to be happy
with the situation.
“Since the day she decided to work from home, she has never looked back.” Over the moon If you are over the moon, you are absolutely delighted.
“We were all over the moon when we heard the good news.” Go overboard To go overboard means to be too excited or enthusiastic about something. Paint the town red If you paint the town red, you go out and enjoy a lively evening in bars,
“To celebrate the victory, the team’s supporters painted the town red.” As pleased (or as proud) as punch Someone who is as pleased (or as proud) as punch is delighted
or feels very satisfied about something.
“Danny was as proud as punch when he won the tennis match.” In raptures If you are in raptures about something, you are delighted or very
“Julie is in raptures about her new apartment.” Snug as a bug in a rug. This is a humorous way of saying that you are warm and comfortable.
“Wrapped up in a blanket on the sofa, she looked as snug as a bug
in a rug.” Stars in one’s eyes If someone has stars in their eyes, they are looking extremely happy.
“She had stars in her eyes when she saw the car she had won.” In stitches When people are in stitches, they are laughing a lot.
“The story was so funny, everyone was in stitches.” Thrilled to bits If someone is thrilled to bits, they are extremely pleased about something.
“Julie was thrilled to bits when her project was selected.” Tickled pink. If you say you are tickled pink, you are very pleased about something. Time of your life If you have the time of your life, you enjoy yourself very much.
“The kids had the time of their lives at Disneyland.” Walk on air When you are happy and excited because of a pleasant event that
makes you feel as if you are floating, you are walking on air.
“Sophie has been walking on air since her painting won the first
prize.” Whatever floats your boat This expression means that although you don’t quite agree with
the other person, it’s their choice and you think they should do
whatever makes them happy.
“You’re going to spend your honeymoon in Alaska? Well, whatever
floats your boat!”