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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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delight in

v.
To derive great pleasure or joy from something or someone: The happy couple delighted in taking romantic walks through the park.
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Rust and Oliver draw upon the customer satisfaction literature to build a mathematical model to examine the issue that delighting customers "raises the bar" and makes it more difficult to satisfy them in the next purchase cycle.
Customers may recall delighting occurrences, come to accept them as normal, and expect even more features (assimilated delight).
The authors present 11 assumptions that incorporate disconfirmation of expectations theory, the relationship between customer retention and profits, the cost of service quality, and the inability of competitors to duplicate the delighting service.
Role of interpersonal factors in delighting customers.
All of that application of IT to American Airlines' business model may not be delighting many people now.
If it is customer service, make sure you are delighting the customer.
If we're not delighting our customers, we don't keep customers.
We've all put in our P&L systems, but in many cases they have nothing whatsoever to do with actually delighting the customer.
Callahan: Do any of you have ways to measure or recognize people who were delighting customers m your business?
If they like the work they're doing and they're delighting their customers, they don't leave you.
I don't know if they're in the business of delighting customers, but they've certainly set a quality standard.
The more you concentrate on delighting customers with technology and systems, the more at risk you are when they fail.
Delighting customers with products that go beyond satisfaction will be the key for the domestic manufacturers to make their ways back into the hearts of the consumers.