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    Default English expression: "Starry-eyed"

    Dear tearcher,
    Can you explain this english expression taken out of the song: "Preview of Paradise"; the expression is "Starry-eyed".
    The sentence is as follows: Now I am starry-eyed, for with you by my side. Can you please tell me what this means?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear tearcher,
    Can you explain this english expression taken out of the song: "Preview of Paradise"; the expression is "Starry-eyed".
    The sentence is as follows: Now I am starry-eyed, for with you are by my side. Can you please tell me what this means?
    Many thanks
    You are here with me, and so I have a positive frame of mind.

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    Default Re: English expression: "Starry-eyed"

    Dear Teacher,
    Thank you so much for your reply. Just to make sure I fully understand:
    Does the expression "starry eyed" mean having that I have a positive frame of mind ?
    Thank you

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    Default Re: English expression( Starry-Eyed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    Thank you so much for your reply. Just to make sure I fully understand:
    Does the expression "starry eyed" mean having a positive frame of mind ?
    Thank you
    I think it is used to say that a person is full of naive and foolish hopes.
    Last edited by Clark; 08-Jan-2009 at 19:19.

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    Default Re: English expression: "Starry-eyed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    Thank you so much for your reply. Just to make sure I fully understand:
    Does the expression "starry eyed" mean having that I have a positive frame of mind ?
    Thank you
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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    Default Re: English expression( Starry-Eyed)

    Still, it doesn't ring a bell... Is it positive or negative?

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    Default Re: English expression( Starry-Eyed)

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Still, it doesn't ring a bell... Is it positive or negative?
    Well, it says 'unreasonably positive'. Sounds like a dumb happy yo-yo to me.

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    Default Re: English expression( Starry-Eyed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Well, it says 'unreasonably positive'. Sounds like a dumb happy yo-yo to me.
    Right, I'll tell you what: you've made my day with this comment!

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    Default Re: English expression( Starry-Eyed)

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Still, it doesn't ring a bell... Is it positive or negative?
    negative due to being overly positive

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    Default Re: English expression: "Starry-eyed"

    To me someone who is starry-eyed is exceptionally happy - The bride walked down the aisle, all starry-eyed with joy.

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