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happy camper

Someone who is happy or content. Often used in the negative to indicate someone who is particularly unhappy, irritable, or displeased. I just got a raise, so I'm a happy camper today. I could tell the crew members were not happy campers after having to work so late. She was not a happy camper when her work permit application was denied.
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(a) happy camper

a happy person. The boss came in this morning and found his hard disk trashed. He was not a happy camper.
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happy camper

A satisfied participant, a contented person, as in She loved the challenge of her new job; she was one happy camper. This expression is also often put in the negative, as in She hated the heat and humidity of the southern summer; she was not a happy camper. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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a happy camper

If you say that someone is a happy camper, you mean that they pleased about something. When Oisin scored that goal I was a happy camper again. Note: You can also say that someone is not a happy camper if they are angry, upset or not satisfied about something. I just wasn't a happy camper. I felt a piece of me was missing and I didn't know what it was.
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happy camper

n. a happy person. (Often in the negative.) I am not a happy camper. I am tired, hungry, and I need a shower.
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happy camper

An individual who is pleased with circumstances, a contented person. This expression dates from the second half of the 1900s and originally referred to a participant in a summer camp. It is often used negatively, as in business is off 40 percent during the week. We’re not happy campers.
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