One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to emphasize how delighted someone is.‘‘Is he pleased?’ ‘Like a dog with two tails.’’
contented, content, cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, joking, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delighted, smiling, beaming, grinning, glowing, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific, blessedView synonyms
- ‘At last I had my coach; I was like a dog with two tails.’
- ‘So Hans was like a dog with two tails, as well he might have been!’
- ‘As you can imagine I was like a dog with two tails.’
- ‘I felt like a dog with two tails, because I was proud to have been in Montgomery's Eighth Army.’
- ‘My brother was like a dog with two tails when his girlfriend agreed to marry him; he was really happy.’
- ‘When I entered the room of the carnival party, I was like a dog with two tails but I was a bit anxious because I hadn't learned the poem, that I had to recite by heart.’
- ‘He was like a dog with two tails, strutting round and showing off his winnings.’
- ‘My husband is like a dog with two tails about this holiday having never been on a cruise before!’
- ‘After we helped her with her yard, she would enthuse: ‘I feel like a dog with two tails!’’
- ‘I am not used to being home, my husband is like a dog with two tails, and his excitement at having me here is starting to annoy me.’
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