jump up and down

jump up and down

To make a great display of emotion, especially excitement or anger. The boss was jumping up and down with anger when we told him the project wouldn't be ready before the deadline. The kids jumped up and down when they found out we were going to Disney Land this summer.
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jump up and down

If someone jumps up and down, they are very excited, happy, or angry about something. He's always jumping up and down making a fuss. This behaviour gives you the chance to jump up and down with excitement and give your child lots of praise.
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In a particularly bittersweet moment in EDtv, DeGeneres wistfully watches some kids jump up and down excitedly in front of a minimart security camera Sure, it's tantalizing to capture the media's eye, she seems to be saying, but at what cost?