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color me (something)

An exclamation used to indicate some particular emotion or condition. You did the dishes and cleaned your room? Well, color me amazed—I never thought the day would come! A: "See? I told you I wasn't the one who did it." B: "Color me wrong. Sorry, Tom."
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excite (one) about (something)

To cause one to feel enthusiastic about something, especially in anticipation of participating in it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "excite" and "about." Despite my best efforts, I still haven't been able to excite my students about trigonometry.
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excite (something) in (one)

To stimulate a particular feeling, interest, etc. in someone. I'm afraid of flying, so learning that my new job requires me to travel by plane excited terror in me. Going to the museum as a kid really excited a love of dinosaurs in me
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excited about (something)

Enthusiastic about something, especially in anticipation of participating in it. I'm so excited about my new job—it's really the kind of work I've been wanting to do all my life.
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more than a little

Very; significantly. Usually said of a particular emotion. I'm more than a little disappointed that you won't be coming to the wedding, I must say. Tom is more than a little excited about starting his new job.
See also: little, more
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more than a little exˈcited, ˈshocked, etc.

quite or very excited, shocked, etc: Peter was more than a little disappointed not to be chosen for the team.I was more than a little surprised to see it still there two days later.
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The civil-servant also waited excitedly at the intersection to enter to drawbridge from the Kuala Nerus direction.
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We transfer data via Ethernet cables as if data were "ethereal." Developers of tomorrow's computers talk excitedly about "cloud" computing.
The wedding's going to be fairly low key and they are already excitedly talking about how they are going to be parents.
I am waiting excitedly for him to present me with a ring."
Onlookers have been excitedly watching from nearby car parks in a bid to get a glimpse of the eleventh incarnation of the Timelord.
The ill horses exhibited abnormal behavior--running about excitedly, walking into walls, being unable to chew food.
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Clarkson jokingly pretended not to recognise Schumacher and asked him what his name was before he became famous as the Stig, before excitedly shouting to the audience: "It's Michael Schumacher!"
And even their dogs Yogi and Taz got caught up in the joy of the occasion, excitedly licking the faces of smiling Sam and Tiger.