jump for joy

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jump for joy

To be exuberant or very happy about something. I practically jumped for joy when I saw that I'd gotten an A on that impossible history test. I'm going to jump for joy when I see my boyfriend at the airport.
See also: joy, jump
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I could have jumped for joy when I saw the voting result in Friday's Echo.
He was embraced by runner-up Ray and both jumped for joy.
He jumped for joy after accepting the trophy - dedicating it to "all those people who have endured slavery" - and was also congratulated by the PM.
German Heidi, 40, did a bit of tree-hugging in Bora Bora in the south Pacific while Israeli Bar, 28, jumped for joy with a friend in Ibiza.
Furyk jumped for joy as his ball dropped in, delighted at seeing off the challenge of defending champion and world number four Retief Goosen, world number eight Adam Scott and Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke
FOUR Ruffwood community comprehensive pupils jumped for joy today after passing their GCSEs.
YOUNGSTERS in Hillfields jumped for joy as they celebrated the first day of term at their newly-amalgamated school.