slap happy


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slap-happy

1. Dazed, lightheaded, or reeling from some blow to the face or head; punch-drunk. I could tell he was a bit slap-happy after the fight, as he kept calling me Martin for the rest of the evening. I'm sorry, I think I need to sit down for a bit. That collision has left me feeling a little slap-happy.
2. By extension, giddily or cheerfully happy, carefree, or inattentive. The children are so hopped-up on sugar and excitement from the party that they're all totally slap-happy and out of control. We'd been up so long working on the project that we were all getting a little slap-happy by the time we were finished.

slap happy

mod. silly; giddy. I get slap happy when I have to stay up this late.
See also: happy, slap
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Al Gare, also known as Slap Happy from King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, is on bass, Mark Morgan on drums and Oliver Darling on guitar.
We subsequently witnessed the controversial transformation of Britain's supply of home-produced chickens, eggs, turkeys and, a few years later, pigs from what had been a slap happy rural occupation providing, in the case of eggs, some pocket money for the farmer's wife, into the most highly formed automated factory of food production ever seen on the country's farms.
For too long this authority has inflicted its slap happy, neglectful approach to the litter problem upon us, and we the ratepayers of this borough need to unite and show them we will not tolerate it a moment longer.
By simply using your body through clapping, slapping and thumping your feet, Slap Happy will teach you how to play traditional rhythms from West Africa and the Caribbean: Kuku from Guinea, Sunguru Bani from Mali, Kpegisu from Ghana, Bomba from Puerto Rico, and Conga from Cuba.
There is a Sedgefield double for Jack Hardy and Nigel Tinkler as Lerazma wins the seller from Peter Salmon on Seaton Sands (Jonathan Turner) and Slap Happy takes the second leg of the novice from Tamdhu (Gordon Richards/Jonjo O'Neill).
SLAP HAPPY Two-goal Accies hero Tony Andreu gives it high fives with Grant Gillespie
Once he was free from The Big Town Playboys, Mike Sanchez set about forming his own eight-piece ensemble, recruiting Andy Silvester - surely the Midlands' most undervalued blues guitarist - a foundermember of The BTPs from 1984-90, who came to fame with 60s twelvebar merchants Chicken Shack, baby-faced Al Gare on bull fiddle, formerly Slap Happy of Brum's King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, and, directing the three-man horn section, tenor-saxist Al Nicholls, another ex-Biscuit Boy and BTP alumnus.
With this latest labour-saving device, slap happy painters can abandon their paint brushes and rollers for good and add a perfect coat of fresh colour in half the time with a simple effortless spray.
Lee himself, slap happy in otherworldly green sunglasses, has a tiny cameo in the pic that he insisted is "probably one of the most engrossing, enthralling scenes in the movie.