jump for joy

feel extreme happiness or elation
Syn: ↑exult, ↑walk on air, ↑be on cloud nine
Derivationally related forms: ↑walking on air (for: ↑walk on air), ↑exultant (for: ↑exult), ↑exultation (for: ↑exult)
Hypernyms: ↑rejoice, ↑joy
Hyponyms: ↑wallow, ↑rejoice, ↑triumph
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Sam and Sue jump for joy


Sam and Sue jump for joy over the results of the experiment

* * *

be ecstatically happy

I'm not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • jump for joy —    When people jump for joy, they express their happiness through excited movements and gestures.     The player jumped for joy when he scored the winning goal …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • jump for joy — jump up and down because you are happy    When their horse won the race, they jumped for joy …   English idioms

  • jump for joy — 1) to be very pleased about something We weren t exactly jumping for joy at the news. 2) to jump into the air because you are very happy …   English dictionary

  • jump for joy — verb exalt, rejoice, feel elation. Syn: leap for joy …   Wiktionary

  • jump for joy — to be very happy about something good that has happened. Tina jumped for joy when she found out she d be in the team …   New idioms dictionary

  • jump for joy — jump up and down because one is so happy …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Jump for Joy (album) — Jump for Joy Album par Julian Cannonball Adderley Sortie 1958 Enregistrement 20 et 21 août 1958 Genre Jazz Label EmArcy Jump for Joy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jump for Joy (Peggy Lee album) — Infobox Album | Name = Jump for Joy Type = Album Artist = Peggy Lee Released = 1959 Recorded = March 1959 Genre = Jazz Length = 38:27 Label = Capitol Records Producer = Milt Gabler Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [ link] | Last album = Sea… …   Wikipedia

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