Definition of demob-happy in English:

demob-happy

adjective

British
informal
  • 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’
    • ‘With the end of filming in sight, Schama has the air of the demob happy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A demob-happy Dr Rob joins in.’
    • ‘I am getting 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.’
    • ‘Whisper it gently, but Sir Alex Ferguson may be starting to become 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.’
    • ‘She admitted feeling "very demob-happy" when he finally left the Tory front benches in 1999.’
    • ‘Presumably he must have been demob-happy.’
    • ‘But as our parliamentarians get demob happy, the temptation to look to a future in light entertainment grows stronger.’
    • ‘However, he said he was not "demob happy" and was preoccupied with the dissident groups that carried out the recent killings.’