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A mild alcohol or drug-induced high. I don't want to get drunk tonight, I just want a nice glow. Well, you sure have a nice glow. Were you smoking weed while I was at work? I had a nice glow and watched a few movies—it was a lovely Friday night.
bask in the glow of approval (from someone)
To revel in the approval that has been shown to one by others. She's still basking in the glow of approval from the critics who came to the play's opening night. The boss had a lot of praise for my pitch today. I'm still basking in the glow of approval!
feel a glow of contentment
To feel delighted and satisfied. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of contentment.
feel a glow of happiness
To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of happiness.
feel a glow of satisfaction
To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of satisfaction.
1. verb To transform oneself in a significant way. The phrase can be applied to positive changes in one's appearance, but usually focuses more on one's successes in life and increased self-confidence. Modeled on the phrase "grow up." I feel like I really glowed up this year because I started a great new job, ended a toxic relationship, and became comfortable with being single.
2. noun A significant self-transformation. The phrase can be applied to positive changes in one's appearance, but usually focuses more on one's successes in life and increased self-confidence. I feel like I really had a glow up this year because I started a great new job, ended a toxic relationship, and became comfortable with being single.
glow with (something)
1. To emanate light, typically due to the presence of heat. The logs in the fireplace glowed with a soft light.
2. To show a particular emotion in one's facial expression. The bride and groom have just been glowing with joy all day long.
have (got) a glow on
slang To become drunk. Did he really have a glow on at the bar last night? Is that why he was acting so weird?
in glowing colors
In a very complimentary, positive, or favorable manner. You must have really impressed your teachers because they speak about you in very glowing colors. That reviewer talked about the film in glowing colors, so I kind of want to see it now.
in glowing terms
In a very complimentary, positive, or favorable manner. You must have really impressed your teachers because they speak about you in very glowing terms. That reviewer talked about the film in glowing terms, so I kind of want to see it now.
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feel a glow of happinessand feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
glow with something
1. Lit. [for something] to put out light, usually because of high heat. The embers glowed with the remains of the fire. The last of the coals still glowed with fire.
2. Fig. [for someone's face, eyes, etc.] to display some quality, such as pride, pleasure, rage, health. Her healthy face glowed with pride. Her eyes glowed with a towering rage.
have (got) a glow on
Fig. to be intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Fixed order.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won't want another drink. Jed had a glow on and was acting silly.
in glowing terms
Fig. using words of praise; using complimentary expressions. The college president described his accomplishments in glowing terms and awarded him with an honorary degree.
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in glowing ˈterms/ˈcolours(British English) (American English in glowing ˈterms/ˈcolors) in a very positive way: He describes Manchester in glowing terms. I never realized it was such an interesting place. ♢ He spoke of her performance in the movie in glowing terms.
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n. a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.
n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (From glow.) Gary came out of the bar and tripped over a napping glow worm near the entrance to the alley.
have a glow on
tv. to be alcohol intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Have got can replace have.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won’t want another drink.
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