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Be ecstatically happy.‘I'm not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect’
- ‘Teenagers across Hampshire were jumping for joy as the wait for their GCSE results finally came to an end.’
- ‘While some neighbouring residents were jumping for joy at the result, others voiced their anger that the application had made it so far in the planning process.’
- ‘I'm afraid that whatever the headlines, there is no basis for council tax payers to be jumping for joy.’
- ‘And when, after seven gruelling auditions, she ‘got the call’, she jumped for joy.’
- ‘And I can see why his publisher and agent must have jumped for joy when they read the manuscript.’
- ‘She was jumping for joy because she's about to become a granny for the first time.’
- ‘So far from jumping for joy, Eurosceptics should be deeply concerned by the maneuverings in the European Parliament over the new Commission.’
- ‘Students and staff at a Canvey school were jumping for joy after hearing they are to be presented with a prestigious sports award.’
- ‘Flying in over the city, I was jumping for joy in my tiny airline seat.’
- ‘As soon as I saw that I had done it the reality just hit me then and I jumped for joy.’
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