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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
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Shami sweetshops have become profuse in Sana'a and Yemeni people are more likely to choose Shami sweets from bakeries for special occasions like weddings and birthdays rather than those ready-made and bought from supermarkets.
Colgan, whose work came top in the romantic comedy category, said that she wrote the book in tribute to the sweetshops of her childhood and the works of James Herriot.
Having been challenged to write a menu based on an old fashioned sweetshop, our usual high level of research and homework suddenly became much less of a chore, as we set about sourcing a wide variety of traditional treats which we could translate into liquid form.
WELCOME TO ROSIE HOPKINS' SWEETSHOP OF DREAMS by Jenny Colgan (Sphere, pounds 7.
Traditional sweetshop Hope & Greenwood is the latest brand to launch a 'shop within a shop' on the Ocado website.
After a cup of tea my dad always took me for a walk to the Bracchi shop - an Italian tobacconist and sweetshop and though the owners name I think was Gamborini, all Italian shops were known as Bracchi's because they took the name of the first Italian shopkeeper.
She enlists the aid of Friday O'Leary, 'a force for good', and with unexpected help from Mrs Lovely, the sweetshop owner, as well as the contents of an old sea chest in Mr Gum's house, the dog and the day are saved, and all ends happily.
Instead of yelling at his players to stand ten yards from the ball so as to avoid further bookings, he flounced around on the touchline like a child in a sweetshop who is told he can't have anything.
There's an episode in a gaudy, eccentric sweetshop and the lady selling Caribbean vegetables tells the story of how another sweetshop proprietor came to a sticky end.
Their Little Rock sweetshop, Sweet Sensations, was featured Aug.
Like children in front of a closed candy store, superconductor scientists have their noses pressed against the window of a largely inaccessible technology sweetshop.
The perfect blend of comfort and excitement, Blue Harbor Resort includes: 183 family-sized suites; a 40,000 square-foot indoor waterpark; Elements - an Aveda Concept Spa; two casual themed restaurants - On The Rocks Bar & Grille(TM) and Rusty Anchor Buffet(TM); homemade fudge and delicious treats from Sweetshop Landing(TM) confectionery and cafe; and fine dining at Weissgerber's Seabird Restaurant and Blue Point Wine & Tapas Bar, located in the conference center.
Immersion Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet on October 14, with the action relocated to 1980s England, and on October 27, Sweetshop Productions present I Loved You and I Loved You.
Joanne, 34, plans to move to LA in August and said: "I'm a bit like a child in a sweetshop.