flow over

flow over (someone or something)

1. Literally, to spill or wash over someone, as of a liquid. I landed in the pool with a loud splash and felt the water flow over me.
2. By extension, to cause one to feel a particular emotion or sensation. Joy flowed over me at the sight of my soon-to-be husband standing at the altar.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flow over someone or something

 
1. Lit. [for a liquid or something that flows] to move over someone or something. The water flowed over the land, covering everything. She slipped and fell into the icy creek and the water flowed over her, freezing her almost to death.
2. Fig. [for some kind of feeling] to envelop someone. A sense of peace flowed over her. Patriotic feelings flowed over the crowd as they listened to the national anthem.
See also: flow, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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