be thrilled to death

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be thrilled to death

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 death!" I was thrilled to death to hear that I'd been selected for a literary award in New York City.
See also: death, thrill
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The fact that mine made the top five, I am thrilled to death so there's no pressure.
"Turning off the television causes me to think, and when I start that vision roaring I have a very tough time getting to sleep" Hollywood star George Clooney, who has trouble sleeping "I am thrilled to death" Stuntman Nik Wallenda on being granted permission to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope "I overheard a woman saying to her husband 'It's that Peter Sutcliffe'.
"I am thrilled to death right now," said an ebullient Medford, who celebrated his victory Tuesday night with other school board members over beer and pizza at Rolling Rapids Pizza in Glenwood.