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to be over the moon


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to be crazy

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b) to be unsure

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c) to be extremely happy

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If someone is feeling over the moon, they are feeling very pleased about something.

French translation

être heureux, être ravi, être sur un nuage

How NOT to translate : *être sur la lune

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Examples in context

‘Royal British Legion unveils new ’Never Forget’ memorial

A new permanent memorial titled "Never Forget" has been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum. Graham Mentor-Morris and Phil Berry, of Greenhithe and Swanscombe RBL, said : "We are over the moon our campaign is now being developed on a national level, with support from a national retailer." ’

BBC News UK, 14th Sept. 2013

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‘Stoke-on-Trent children’s hospice gets £500,000 revamp

A children’s hospice in Stoke-on-Trent is to get a £500,000 refurbishment after securing a government grant. Mrs Williams said : "It’s been a long bidding process and we were over the moon when we knew we had the money." ’

BBC News UK, 10 Sept. 2013

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Everyday usage

I passed my exam ! I am over the moon.

You must be over the moon that you were promoted.


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