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red sky at night, shepherd's delight
A red sky at sunset is a sign that good weather will follow. The full phrase is "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning." I think we're going to have a nice sunny day tomorrow. Look at that sunset—red sky at night, shepherd's delight.
be in a transport of delight
To be extremely happy. I've been in a transport of delight ever since I got engaged—I just can't stop looking at my ring!
delight in someone or something
to take great pleasure in someone or something. I delight in your interest in my work. We all delight in James. What a fine boy!
delight someone by something
to please someone with something; to please someone by doing something. (See also delight someone with something.) You delighted me by agreeing to join us. I was delighted by your proposal.
delight someone with something
to please someone with something, such as a gift. We delighted Alice with a gift of money. She was delighted with the gift.
ravished with delight
Fig. happy or delighted; overcome with happiness or delight. Mary was ravished with delight by the dozen roses. My parents were ravished with delight when I graduated from college.
be in a transport of delight/joy(literary)
to feel extremely happy or pleased I looked up to the heavens and praised God, in a transport of delight.
To derive great pleasure or joy from something or someone: The happy couple delighted in taking romantic walks through the park.