(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.
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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 ?
His heart leapt to his mouth, for this was none other than the great Brigham Young himself.
In those days, when he was but a tiny spot on the surface of his native earth, his heart leapt into his throat with the joy of living.
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.
Each spring the flowers bloomed and his heart leapt up.
But his heart leapt as wife Kristina went into labour the night before the game and he cuddled baby daughter Stela as he watched his countrymen scuttle Scotland's qualifying hopes with a 1-0 win.
Recognising the way his heart leapt at the idea of another drink Bill felt sure that this was no time to say yes.
GERMANY'S Markus Merk revealed his heart leapt when he was told he would be refereeing England's showdown with France on Sunday.