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bliss (one) out

To cause one to be in a state of extreme happiness. Oh, I had a great time on my vacation—relaxing on a tropical island totally blissed me out.
See also: bliss, out

bliss ninny

One who is in a state of extreme happiness. Oh, I had a great time on my vacation—I was a total bliss ninny relaxing on a tropical island.
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bliss out

To be in a state of extreme happiness. Oh, I had a great time on my vacation—I totally blissed out while relaxing on a tropical island.
See also: bliss, out

blissed

1. In a state of extreme happiness. Oh, I had a great time on my vacation—relaxing on a tropical island left me totally blissed.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were totally blissed!
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blissed out

1. In a state of extreme happiness. Oh, I had a great time on my vacation—relaxing on a tropical island left me totally blissed out.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were totally blissed out!
See also: bliss, out

ignorance is bliss

It is better to remain unaware or ignorant of things that may otherwise cause one stress; if you don't know about something, you don't need to worry about it. The expression comes from a 1742 Thomas Gray poem ("Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"): "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise." Sometimes I just decide to ignore the news for a few days. Ignorance is bliss, I tell you. When it comes to what my kids end up eating at their grandparents' house, ignorance is bliss.
See also: bliss, ignorance

where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise

It is better to remain unaware or ignorant of things that may otherwise cause one stress; if you don't know about something, you don't need to worry about it. From the 1742 poem "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College," by Thomas Gray. I feel like all the news in the world today is depressing, and the only way to get on with your life is to completely ignore it all. As they say, where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. Look, I know you get stressed about what the kids eat when they stay at your mother's house, but they're happy and have plenty of energy. When ignorance is bliss, it's folly to be wise.
See also: folly, ignorance, wise

bliss out

Sl. to be overcome with happiness. She blissed out at the concert, because she loves that kind of music.
See also: bliss, out

bliss someone out

Sl. to cause someone to be overcome with happiness. This kind of sunny weather just blisses me out. The lovely weather blissed out everyone after the long winter.
See also: bliss, out

Ignorance is bliss.

Prov. Not knowing is better than knowing and worrying. A: I never knew that the kid who mows our lawn has been in trouble with the police. B: Ignorance is bliss!
See also: bliss, ignorance

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.

Prov. If knowing something makes you unhappy, it would be better not to know it. (Also the cliché: ignorance is bliss.) Ellen: The doctor didn't tell Dad that Mom probably won't recover from her illness. Do you think we should tell him? Bill: No. It would only make him unhappy and ruin their last months together. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
See also: folly, ignorance, wise

bliss out

Experience great joy or euphoria, as in Just give me some time to bliss out on the beach. [Slang; c. 1970]
See also: bliss, out

ignorance is bliss

What you don't know won't hurt you. For example, She decided not to read the critics' reviews-ignorance is bliss. Although its truth may be dubious at best, this idea has been expressed since ancient times. The actual wording, however, comes from Thomas Gray's poem, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (1742): "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."
See also: bliss, ignorance

ignorance is bliss

People say ignorance is bliss to mean that it is pleasant not to know about something because then you do not worry about it. In the morning there were fresh footprints outside my tent but it was one of those occasions when I decided ignorance is bliss. I'm glad I didn't know too much about my eye operation — ignorance is bliss.
See also: bliss, ignorance

ˌignorance is ˈbliss

(saying) if you do not know about something, you cannot worry about it: Some doctors believe ignorance is bliss and don’t give their patients all the facts.
See also: bliss, ignorance

bliss out

v. Slang
1. To cause someone to feel intense happiness and relaxation: The beautiful sunset blissed me out. The melodies this band writes will bliss out even the most spoiled music fans. I was blissed out by the friendly spirit of the crowd.
2. To be in a state of intense happiness and relaxation: I blissed out lying on the beach under the sun.
See also: bliss, out

bliss ninny

(ˈblɪs ˈnɪni)
n. a giddy and disoriented person; a blissed-out person. (see also bliss out.) You silly bliss ninny! Who watches over you, anyway?
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bliss out

in. to become euphoric. (see also blissed (out).) I always bliss out from talk like that, but I still love Willy.
See also: bliss, out

bliss someone out

tv. to cause someone to be overcome with happiness. This kind of sunny weather just blisses me out.
See also: bliss, out, someone

blissed (out)

and blissed-out (blɪst...)
1. mod. in a state of emotional bliss. After the second movement, I was totally blissed out.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. She is more than blissed. She is stoned.
See also: bliss, out

blissed-out

verb

blissed

verb
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ignorance is bliss

It sometimes is better not to know one’s fate, or the outcome. Although the idea was stated by the Greek playwright Sophocles (ca. 409 b.c.) and quoted by Erasmus in the early sixteenth century, the precise wording of the cliché comes from the closing lines of Thomas Gray’s poem, “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” (1742): “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” Both it and blissful ignorance became clichés in the nineteenth century, but the latter has died out.
See also: bliss, ignorance
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