Over the Moon

Lisa C. Uncategorized

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “over the moon”.

What does “over the moon” mean?

This idiom is used todescribe one’s mood:

  • very pleased
  • extremely happy
  • ecstatic
  • in high spirits
How to use it?
  • Add “about” or “with”: be over the moon about/with something
Examples:
  • Her daughter just gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She is over the moon about the good news.
  • The child is over the moon with his new toy.

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Word of the Day:

Ecstatic: feeling extremely happy or excited

Reference:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20the%20moon

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/over-the-moon

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/be-over-the-moon?q=over+the+moon