burst with joy


burst with joy
burst with joy
Fig. [for someone] to be full to the bursting point with happiness. (To be so filled with joy as if to burst.) •

When I got my grades, I could have burst with joy.

Bill was not exactly bursting with joy when he got the news.

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or[pride] {v. phr.} To be so full of the feeling of joy or pride that one cannot refrain from showing one's exuberant feelings. * /Armstrong and Aldrin burst with pride when they stepped out on the moon in July, 1969./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.