be like a child in a sweetshop

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be like a child in a sweetshop

To be so excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Primarily heard in UK. Liam loves football so much that he's like a child in a sweetshop any time he steps into the stadium.
See also: child, like

be like a child in a sweetshop

  (British)
to be very happy and excited about the things around you, and often to react to them in a way which is silly and not controlled Give him a room full of old books and he's like a child in a sweetshop.
See also: child, like