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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SUPER slimmer Jimmy Wilson jumps for joy after shedding more than half his body weight in just over a year.
BOYO JOY: Sam Vokes jumps for joy after scoring the winner for Wales yesterday
HERE I AM: Kate jumps for joy as Orlando arrives Pictures: KUDOSPIX; ARM ALL YOURS: She is whisked off
CHRIS OF DEATH: Lara's sent packing by Chris Cairns (left) who jumps for joy