burst with (an emotion)

burst with (an emotion)

Of an emotion, to be so filled up with something as to be unable to contain it. I was bursting with anger after they fired me from my job. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst

burst with joy

To be so filled up with happiness as to be unable to contain it. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst, 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.
See also: burst, joy

burst with

Be overfull with something, be unable to contain oneself with an emotion. For example, Jane's award made her parents burst with pride, or Harry is bursting with the news about his promotion. [Early 1600s]
See also: burst