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Feeling elated because one is about to leave a stressful or responsible job or situation:‘he's looking a little more relaxed these days, though he's not demob-happy quite yet’
- ‘But as our parliamentarians get demob happy, the temptation to look to a future in light entertainment grows stronger.’
- ‘A demob-happy Dr Rob joins in.’
- ‘I am getting demob happy.’
- ‘Whisper it gently, but Sir Alex Ferguson may be starting to become demob happy.’
- ‘For the past week they've been demob happy, selflessly turning up to the opening of an envelope as long it involved wine and nibbles.’
- ‘She admitted feeling "very demob-happy" when he finally left the Tory front benches in 1999.’
- ‘Presumably he must have been demob-happy.’
- ‘However, he said he was not "demob happy" and was preoccupied with the dissident groups that carried out the recent killings.’
- ‘With the end of filming in sight, Schama has the air of the demob happy.’
- ‘It might be an exaggeration to say that Henrik Larsson is demob happy.’
- ‘Günter Verheugen is looking a little more relaxed these days, though he's not demob-happy quite yet.’
- ‘Secondly, I am demob-happy at the prospect of a fortnight's holiday (starting in less than two hours ' time), and am thus in no mood for cathartic purging.’
- ‘It would be wrong to say that the increase of points for a drawn match from two to four has illuminated this demob-happy streak but it has certainly helped.’
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