thrilled to death

thrilled to death

 and thrilled to pieces
Fig. very excited; to be very pleased. She was thrilled to death to get the flowers. I'm just thrilled to pieces to have you visit me.
See also: death, thrill
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And I was thrilled to death to be planning a wedding, but it was taken away from me,'' Cheryl Dougan said, sobbing uncontrollably.
To have this song that we all have loved for so long where it should be, and not locked in a closet somewhere, I'm thrilled to death.
But I was thrilled to death it had set a precedent, which I hope was of some help to other transgender people so that they did not have to go through all that I did.
We were thrilled to death really, because of the magnitude of entrants and attendees at ASTD conferences, it's actually more likely for someone from another country to be recognized than from the U.
I was thrilled to death," said Susan Mcllvene, one of the leaders of the victims, who calmly questioned Farah from across the table.
But after Antiques Roadshow, he was thrilled to death that I did.
The idea is to just have a big party and I'm thrilled to death.
We had 75 people there to welcome them home, there was a big line--they were just absolutely thrilled to death.
When the putt went in I was thrilled to death," he said.
JOHN WOODEN, upon meeting LeBron James and asking him whether he intended to finish school: "I was thrilled to death when he told me he was, until I realized that I was thinking college and he was thinking high school.
Vacancy in the highest end buildings is minimal and we are thrilled to death to have this prestigious assignment in today's New York market.
My constituents were thrilled to death to have the government shut down.
Mr Tom Moore, brother of Charles, said: "I'm just thrilled to death.