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be the picture of (something)

The ideal example of something (which is listed after "of"). Yes, Jill was in the hospital a few months ago, but she's the picture of health now. We went running together just the other day.
See also: of, picture

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.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

jump for (something)

1. To move involuntarily because of some negative stimulus. Mary jumped for fright when Tom put his hand on her shoulder. The poor child jumped for pain when I pulled the bandage off.
2. To be filled with and energized by some positive emotion. The kids were jumping for excitement when we told them we were going to Disneyland. What's wrong? I thought you'd jump for joy when I told you the news.
See also: jump

jump from (something)

1. To hop or leap off of something (down to some lower level or position). The kids jumped from the platform into the foam ball pit.
2. To move involuntarily because of some negative stimulus. Mary jumped from fright when Tom put his hand on her shoulder. The poor child jumped from pain when I pulled the bandage off.
3. To be filled with and energized by some positive emotion. The kids were jumping from excitement when we told them we were going to Disneyland. What's wrong? I thought you'd jump from joy when I told you the news.
See also: jump

jump with (something)

1. To move involuntarily because of some negative stimulus. Mary jumped with alarm when Tom put his hand on her shoulder. The poor child jumped with pain when I pulled the bandage off.
2. To be filled with and made very active by a large number or amount of something. The club was jumping with an incredible blend of jazz and hip-hop. Their party was jumping with people by the end of the night.
3. To be filled with and energized by some positive emotion. The kids were jumping with excitement when we told them we were going to Disneyland. What's wrong? I thought you'd jump with joy when I told you the news.
See also: jump

money can't buy happiness

Wealth and material goods will not bring long-term happiness. The high rate of depression among lottery winners proves that money can't buy happiness.
See also: buy, happiness, money

feel a glow of happiness

 and 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.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

be the ˌpicture of ˈhealth, ˈhappiness, etc.

be completely or extremely healthy, etc: She’s the picture of happiness in this photo.He’s the picture of misery, isn’t he? Look at him standing there in the rain.
See also: of, picture
References in classic literature ?
Aside from the resemblance, the glow of her beauty, the purity of her feelings, the happiness of love were there depicted by a sort of magic.
Azerbaijan is among the hundred happiest countries in the world according to theUnited NationsannualWorld Happiness Report.
The Philippines is the 71st happiest country in the world, according to the United Nations' annual World Happiness Report for 2018.
Landmark Group, a Middle East-based retail and hospitality conglomerate, was the exclusive retail partner at the "Global Dialogue for Happiness" forum as a precursor to the World Government Summit for the second consecutive year.
UAE's Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Ohood Al-Roumi during her speech at the opening session of the Global Dialogue for Happiness in Dubai - Press Photo DUBAI -- 10 February 2018: UAE's Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Ohood Al-Roumi announced on Saturday the first Global Happiness Policy Report, which sets out policies needed to make a genuine difference in the well-being of humanity.
Although Jefferson's Declaration of Independence ties our national project to pursuing happiness, achieving that goal eludes some Americans; thus, many of our writers often portray a more complex experience than advertisements, such as Coke's "Open Happiness" campaign, suggest.
Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, at a workshop
RAKBANK recently hosted the 'Happiness without Borders' workshop at its headquarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis, which brought together Chief Happiness and Positivity Ministers from various governmental entities.
ABSTRACT: This study explored the meaning-making of happiness among the rural poor in a provincial community in the Philippines.
Understanding Happiness: A Critical Review of Positive Psychology.
It seems that life is a constant pursuit of happiness, but when do we ever reach true bliss?
The thoughtful observer could envisage a "new" world that blossom's into a "new era" of high civilization with peace and prosperity, and hope and happiness. Instead, humanity has been ushered into the "global village", observably unprepared to manage national and international challenges that seem to suffocate hope and happiness of many.
83% of people in Dubai consider themselves happy today, and 95% predict that they will be happy 5 years from now, according to a study released by the Smart Dubai Office at the first meeting of the "Happiness Champions" for the Smart Dubai Happiness Agenda.
A new formula could be the secret of happiness according to UAE officials.
The provincial government of Madhya Pradesh has established a 'Ministry of Happiness' to measure the state's progress in terms of the welfare of its people and will address those factors that directly and indirectly impact the people's well-being.