leap for joy

leap for joy

 and jump for joy
Fig. to jump up because one is happy; to be very happy. Tommy leapt for joy because he had won the race. We all leapt for joy when we heard the news.
See also: joy, leap
References in classic literature ?
As he said "a week" Fix felt his heart leap for joy.
Members of the Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band leap for joy yesterday after being crowned World Champions for the fourth year in a row.
But those "bloody Germans" had other ideas, causing Angela Merkel to literally leap for joy at her country's sporting success.
And while they may not have got the chance to leap for joy at a Toon goal, they were - for the most part - satisfied to take away a point after a 0-0 draw.
Greenleas Primary School pupils leap for joy over their Key Stage 2 resultsPicture: GARETH JONES/ grj131210 greenleas-1 A WIRRAL school where pupils learn about the galaxy was today feeling over the moon after chalking up perfect Key Stage Two results.
Kimberley Nye, Daphne George, Alex Keatina, RachealWard and Deanne Matthews leap for joy after getting Purchase: www.
LEAP FOR JOY Champion boxer Brian Magee and Tyrone manager Mickey Harte launch the challenge
Benigno Aquino III, the former president's son and an opposition senator, had said he would not prevent Arroyo from attending the wake, but added "if they think we will leap for joy just because Mrs Arroyo is visiting - well, it won't be that way".
The stadium was hushed as the officials studied the time and Ovett gave a leap for joy as it was announced he had beaten Coe's record by two tenths of a second.
marry all to nothing, snow to maple trees, leap for joy over my head,
Tessa Watkins did not leap for joy when the postman gave her six letters informing her she had won major cash prizes.
The leap for joy from Nick Knight - a rare display of emotion from Warwickshire's cool captain - as he took the winning catch against Sussex betrayed the importance of this victory.
Unfancied by most, but in a good finish beat Lucayan Prince and Leap For Joy by a short-head and the same.
Bruce Simpson's interview with Jason and deMarco in your July 20 issue ["Singing for God and Gays"] made my heart leap for joy.
SPRINGFIELD - Micah Allen had good reason to leap for joy Sunday with the leap day birth of a healthy baby daughter.