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    Default Re: idioms, meaning "be happy"

    Quote Originally Posted by KJM85 View Post
    jumping in the air ofor joy
    One that's dying out - though I've heard (and used) it occasionally: cock-a-hoop.

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    Default Re: idioms, meaning "be happy"

    "A box of birds", an old New Zealand expression meaning "happy", "cheerful", "enjoying oneself".
    Typically:
    Q. How's your father these days?
    A. He's a box of birds, really enjoying his retirement.

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