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1‘Ms Bailey was overjoyed at the birth of her daughter’
ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, elated, delighted, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, treading on air, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jubilant, rapturous, beside oneself with joy, jumping for joy, exultant, transported, delirious, enraptured, blissful, in raptures, as pleased as Punch, cock-a-hoop, as happy as a sandboy, as happy as Larry, like a child with a new toy
informal over the moon, on top of the world, on a high, tickled pink
Northern English informal made up
North American informal as happy as a clam
Australian informal wrapped
dejected, depressed, impassive, unmoved
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