happy as a lark

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happy as a lark

Very happy; contented. I've been happy as a lark ever since we moved to the countryside. Johnny's in a bit of a bad mood, but just give him a new toy to play with and he'll be happy as a lark.
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References in classic literature ?
When her lessons were over, however, her ill-humour was generally over too: while riding her spirited pony, or romping with the dogs or her brothers and sister, but especially with her dear brother John, she was as happy as a lark.
One customer who is very picky about her steaks chose the 17-ounce ribeye cooked rare one night and was as happy as a lark, getting herself a thick, juicy, boneless prime rib exactly as ordered for $18.
Seeing her on TV she's happy as a lark, but like most people, Paula has had her ups and downs, wins and losses.
Dad will probably be as happy as a lark if he's taken to his favorite restaurant on Father's Day.