burst with joy

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burst with (an emotion)

Of an emotion, to be so filled up with something as to be unable to contain it. I was bursting with anger after they fired me from my job. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst

burst with joy

To be so filled up with happiness as to be unable to contain it. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst, joy

burst with joy

Fig. [for someone] to be full to the bursting point with happiness. (To be so filled with joy as if to burst.) When I got my grades, I could have burst with joy. Bill was not exactly bursting with joy when he got the news.
See also: burst, joy
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These brief interludes burst with joy but don't overcome the overwhelming, inevitable sadness the documentary evokes.
And when I also heard my family and friends on the sidelines bellowing "Go Fi", I thought I might burst with joy.
Abu Ayub Ansari burst with joy and said: "This is my house, this is my house, I am here to serve you.
And when Newcastle scored a goal, I thought he'd burst with joy.
As soon as referee Coffi Codja sounded his final whistle until the early hours of Friday morning, people burst with joy onto the streets, shooting fireworks and waving flags
The festive period can burst with joy but for some the silence can be deafening.
Linda, whose partner Ron Humphries, 57, is a retired building manager, said: "My heart nearly burst with joy when I finally brought them back from the hospital.
They burst with joy when their son or daughter reveals homosexual orientation.
Indeed, Capra's esteem and even love of Panormita, though the two have never met, make Panormita nearly burst with joy, as he compares himself rather facetiously to a bloated skin which, if pricked by a fingernail, would explode.
And it is hard, Mandela, Mandela Six hours offered you with family with Winnie and your daughters six hours to hold each other gulp in every detailed facet talk with hands eyes ears mouth nose smiles tears as if the heart of the very mother earth would burst with joy at such a moment
I gave birth to Georgia in June 2003 and two months later I was ready to burst with joy when I found out I was pregnant again.
My good friend Sean has come up with a truly revolutionary food experience that will make your arteries burst with joy.