grin from ear to ear

grin from ear to ear

To have a broad, enthusiastic smile. Tim was grinning from ear to ear when his bosses praised him during the ceremony. The kids ran around the beach in a happy frenzy, both of them grinning from ear to ear.
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grin from ear to ear

Fig. to smile a very wide, beaming smile. She was grinning from ear to ear as she accepted the prize. We knew Timmy was happy because he was grinning from ear to ear.
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beam/grin/smile from ear to ˈear

be smiling, etc. a lot because you are very pleased about something: I like your graduation photo, with you grinning from ear to ear and your parents looking so proud.
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References in classic literature ?
Well," says he with a sudden grin from ear to ear, "I never knew him keep any of you gentlemen so long.
He never leaves off making queer faces, and is the delight of all the rest, who grin from ear to ear incessantly.
I love the form and the physicality but now I'm in my 30s it doesn't do it for me" Actor TomHardy on his gay past "We had our boy early this morning, 7lb 2oz, lightly moustachioed" Oscar-winning screenplay writer Diablo Cody announces the birth of her son "I don't grin from ear to ear because I'm embarrassed" Pop singer Katy Perry, above, who is obsessed with the state of her teeth "I was dragged up, not brought up, on a council estate in Halifax and got a degree in plagiarism from Nottingham University" Former British Lions and England rugby star Brian Moore, once named "Pitbull", now a solicitor "The food is fabulous.
The man's the real deal, and his music will make anyone grin from ear to ear.
She's very much attuned and widely in the culture," says Tomlin in a buoyant tone that, although we are on the phone, reveals the fact that her eyes have narrowed to tiny slits and she is grinning her famous grin from ear to ear.
The former Brookside actress, 21, left the Sugar Lounge at 1am with a grin from ear to ear.
He had a grin from ear to ear, like a child that had been given a huge bag of sweets.