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be more than (something)

To be very (something). Oh, I'm more than ready for the game—I've been practicing all week. I'm more than happy to join you for the concert—thank you for the invite!
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be ˈmore than glad, ready, etc. (to do something)

be very glad, etc. (to do something): If you ever want to borrow the car, I’ll be more than happy to lend it to you.The project’s made very good progress — I’m more than satisfied.
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References in classic literature ?
Crummles, the country manager and actor, cannot be more than forty-three, or forty-four years of age.
In this chapter, Kendrick argues that More's Utopia adapts several aspects of carnival: its imposition of collectivism, its implicit message that there would be more than enough for everyone if the ruling classes were abolished, its "book libido" (78) or transformation of material consumption into cultural consumption, and, finally, its irony or skepticism.