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be thrilled to bits

To be ecstatic; to be very pleased and excited. A: "I really hope Mary enjoys her surprise birthday party." B: "I'm sure she'll be thrilled to bits!" I was thrilled to bits to hear that I'd been selected for a literary award in New York City.
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Ms Wilson said: "I am thrilled to bits with the festival.
Jacqueline Wilson said: "I am thrilled to bits with the festival.
However, talking after her race under floodlights, found her breath to say: "I am thrilled to bits with that.
I am thrilled to bits with the name of the title, which I think is a real stand-out.
e 29-year-old said: "is is the fourth time I have held the prestigious British Wrestling Championship and I am thrilled to bits to have it once again.
I tried as hard as I could to emulate her and the ratings on Amazon have been very popular so I am thrilled to bits," says Sheila.
It is an away from home Test win and I am thrilled to bits for the boys who won their first caps that the rest of the boys got the win on such a special day," said O'Mahony.
It is an away-from-home Test win and I am thrilled to bits for the boys who won their first caps that the rest of the boys got the win on such a special day," he said.
It's why I am thrilled to bits to see what local newspapers once called a "bevvy of beauties" following my lead.
He said: "I am thrilled to bits to be back in the Bay, with heels, wig and flowing frock.
Mayne said: "This is the first time I have been to Yarmouth in years, but it has been an enjoyable visit and I am thrilled to bits.
Macfadyen said: "I am thrilled to bits to be chosen as skipper.
I am thrilled to bits with the win, but we have not done anything yet.
Newport head coach Sven Cronk said: "I am thrilled to bits with the result.