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(one's) heart leaps

One feels a flutter in one's chest or stomach from happiness or excitement. I swear, my heart leaped the first time I saw my wife. My heart leaps every time I think of moving to Ireland next month.
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your heart ˈleaps

used to say that you have a sudden feeling of happiness or excitement: Her heart leapt when she heard a knock on the door, thinking it might be him. OPPOSITE: your heart sinks
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References in classic literature ?
The sight of the empty hole made his heart leap violently, but the belief that his gold was gone could not come at once--only terror, and the eager effort to put an end to the terror.
Then suddenly, for some reason or another, I raised my eyes--and felt my very heart leap within me
As he said "a week" Fix felt his heart leap for joy.
cried out an exulting voice that made Ferguson's heart leap to his throat.
Then an official letter arrives and the parent's heart leaps with joy.
when Florence-Mae informs me that they've officially run out of ube for the day - and my heart leaps with joy when she says, with a wink, that there's just enough left in the tin for one more cone.
But still, my heart leaps with joy the first moment I see asparagus for less than $3 a pound.
Your heart leaps in your chest during every minute of play.
1) choice: Niee heart leaps up ohen I pehold a rainpoh in the sch-i.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die
My heart leaps in my throat, I cannot speak-- they're flaunting with the "mother" of all bombs; I have a daughter in the Middle East.
of the nature poem, "My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow
When you see a low-flying plane, or hear a broadcaster nervously announce there is "breaking news", your heart leaps and your mind goes back to that day in New York.
7 Joanna is a huge fan of Terry Wogan, saying: "My heart leaps every time I think of him.