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1‘I'm really glad you're coming with me’
pleased, happy, delighted, as pleased as Punch, well pleased, thrilled, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, elated, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toy, gleeful
satisfied, contented, gratified, grateful, thankful
informal tickled pink, over the moon, as happy as Larry
British informal chuffed
Northern English informal made up
North American informal as happy as a clam
Australian informal wrapped
2‘I'd be glad to help’
more than willing, eager, happy, pleased, delighted
ready, prepared, nothing loath
pleasing, welcome, happy, joyful, delightful, cheering, heart-warming, heartening, gratifying
‘it's time to put your glad rags on’
best clothes, finery, Sunday best
best bib and tucker
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