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be in seventh heaven

To be extremely happy. I've been in seventh heaven ever since I got engaged!
See also: heaven, seventh

in seventh heaven

Fig. in a very happy state. Ann was really in seventh heaven when she got a car of her own. I'd be in seventh heaven if I had a million dollars.
See also: heaven, seventh

be in seventh heaven

  (humorous)
to be extremely happy Since they got married they've been in seventh heaven.
See also: heaven, seventh

in seventh heaven

In a state of bliss, as in John was in seventh heaven when the director praised his speech. Used figuratively since the early 1800s, this term alludes to the dwelling place of God in highest of the seven concentric spheres that surround the earth in the system recognized by both Muslims and ancient Jews.
See also: heaven, seventh

seventh heaven

Pure happiness. Both Judaism and Islam recognize seven levels of heaven, of which the highest one is where God resides. To be in seventh heaven is therefore to experience ultimate bliss, whether theological or not.
See also: heaven, seventh
References in classic literature ?
But the seventh saw Snowdrop, and called all his brethren to come and see her; and they cried out with wonder and astonishment and brought their lamps to look at her, and said, 'Good heavens
He forgot what the seventh virtue was and could not recall it.
At any rate it seems to have taken on its present form in England during the seventh and eighth centuries.
The Anglo-Saxons were for a long time fully occupied with the work of conquest and settlement, and their first literature of any importance, aside from 'Beowulf,' appears at about the time when 'Beowulf' was being put into its present form, namely in the seventh century.
It is in the fifth, sixth, and seventh books that Plato reaches the "summit of speculation," and these, although they fail to satisfy the requirements of a modern thinker, may therefore be regarded as the most important, as they are also the most original, portions of the work.
Then, from the direction of Seventh, came a hoarse, throaty manroar.
And why is the seventh Harry Potter book coming out later this month, the seventh month on the calendar?
The Vikings trailed 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh but rallied to score four runs on three hits, two Hart errors and two walks.
A BLIND pensioner was in seventh heaven last night - after taking on a bizarre challenge on the seventh day of the seventh month.
Indeed there is a seventh association with the community college.
In a relocation and expansion of its Manhattan office, Hazen & Sawyer, PC, one of the nation's largest environmental engineering firms, has signed a 15-year lease for 62,730 square feet of office space at 498 Seventh Avenue.
When the machine was being crated for shipment, Holmes asked for a seventh layer.
After all this turmoil, John writes, "When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
The repositioning involved a complete redesign of the catalog, including a move to glossy recycled paper stock, new copy and photography, a significant change in the product mix, and significantly lower pricing, as well as free shipping and handling on the company's Seventh Generation brand products.