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happy camper

Someone who is happy or content. Often used in the negative to indicate someone who is particularly unhappy, irritable, or displeased. I just got a raise, so I'm a happy camper today. I could tell the crew members were not happy campers after having to work so late. She was not a happy camper when her work permit application was denied.
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a happy camper

If you say that someone is a happy camper, you mean that they pleased about something. When Oisin scored that goal I was a happy camper again. Note: You can also say that someone is not a happy camper if they are angry, upset or not satisfied about something. I just wasn't a happy camper. I felt a piece of me was missing and I didn't know what it was.
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Among the happy campers was Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who bet $200,000 on the Warriors to win the Finals.
Tonight the happy campers, including X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman, 38, ex-footballer Kieron Dyer, 36, socialite Lady Colin Campbell, 66, and boy band star George Shelley, 22, will be seen adjusting to life in their new bug-infested home.
Sylvia |and Ian The happy campers can collect points every day through camp duties and activities like ice cream making and parasailing, with the losing couple forced to clean up camp.
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BRITAIN is set to be a nation of happy campers thanks to the latest price war between stores.
So long as the broker-dealers can make money, the SEC and FINRA will be happy campers.
With minimum travel, comedy capers and a price tag that won't break the bank, it's no wonder Britain is turning into a nation of happy campers.
The most apparent infrastructure lacuna is the bathroom arrangement, but since the Japanese seem to have sorted this out in their capsule hotels (surely the parent of this idea) maybe mine is a flawed vision of night-time ply doors flapping open to reveal happy campers in dressing gowns and sponge bags milling around in search of a hearty tooth clean.
The Birmingham Education Association (BEA) and Birmingham Education Support Professionals were not happy campers.
Nevertheless, movie fans without a dedicated DVD player will be happy campers now, even if they do have to shell out again for the SCPH-10100 component or SCPH-10330 digital cable and then again for the SCPH-10420 remote control unit.
Judging from the level of their enthusiasm, Camp Kenjgewin Teg will see more happy campers like these next year.
They were a happy crew and when you have happy campers, they put in the extra effort.