(one's) heart leaps

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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.
See also: heart, leap
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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
See also: heart, leap
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His heart leapt to his mouth, for this was none other than the great Brigham Young himself.
She heard Galazi's cry of "Victory!" and her heart leapt to it, though she knew that there was death in the cry.
When Rising Newbie (RN) was informed she would have a number with Popular Talent (PT), her heart leapt inside her chest.
My heart leapt to my mouth as Alia's Sehmat crossed the border, this time in a very geo-political sense.
During this brief encounter with her, my heart leapt as a response to something I couldn't explain but knew was real.
My heart leapt to my throat, sweat ran down my ankles.
Molly says: "The best bit was when they announced 'and the World Champion is' and my heart leapt as I heard my name.
That's why Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld admits his heart leapt when he saw the pictures of Hoops keeper Craig Gordon playing shooty-in with the Celtic supporters.
Her heart leapt when he tucked her close to his side.
Bishop Larry Robertson of the diocese of the Yukon said that on hearing about the idea for a new province, "my heart leapt with joy, because I see the possibilities there.
MUM Lisa Brown's heart leapt into her mouth as she watched her sixyear-old daughter have an epileptic seizure in the middle of a busy road.
Our heart leapt when an email landed in Scribbler's inbox on Monday from Byker Community Trust to inform us Labour big wig Lord Prescott was to visit.
HE man's heart leapt when he recognised the sweet sound of a woman singing in a dismal TTTwoman singing in a dismal Liverpool Street.
My heart leapt and has never entirely returned to its previous serenity.
My heart leapt - it looked like the perfect job for me.