leap for joy

leap for joy

To be exuberant or very happy about something. I practically leapt for joy when I saw that I'd gotten an A on that impossible history test. I'm going to leap for joy when I see my boyfriend at the airport.
See also: joy, leap

leap for joy

 and jump for joy
Fig. to jump up because one is happy; to be very happy. Tommy leapt for joy because he had won the race. We all leapt for joy when we heard the news.
See also: joy, leap
References in classic literature ?
As he said "a week" Fix felt his heart leap for joy. Fogg detained at Hong Kong for a week!
He said it was disheartening to see other people elsewhere in the country leap for joy and embrace the opportunities presented to them and expressed the wish that such a positive mentality could prevail in the constituency.
(Alan's are a bit too big, and in one very funny spread, when the three creatures leap for joy on Maggie's bed, Alan's pajama bottoms don't leap with him.)
Members of the Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band leap for joy yesterday after being crowned World Champions for the fourth year in a row.
But those "bloody Germans" had other ideas, causing Angela Merkel to literally leap for joy at her country's sporting success.
Move over "Bieber Fever," this is the time for "Directioners" to leap for joy!
And while they may not have got the chance to leap for joy at a Toon goal, they were - for the most part - satisfied to take away a point after a 0-0 draw.
LEAP FOR JOY Champion boxer Brian Magee and Tyrone manager Mickey Harte launch the challenge
The stadium was hushed as the officials studied the time and Ovett gave a leap for joy as it was announced he had beaten Coe's record by two tenths of a second.
marry all to nothing, snow to maple trees, leap for joy over my head,
Tessa Watkins did not leap for joy when the postman gave her six letters informing her she had won major cash prizes.
The leap for joy from Nick Knight - a rare display of emotion from Warwickshire's cool captain - as he took the winning catch against Sussex betrayed the importance of this victory.
Unfancied by most, but in a good finish beat Lucayan Prince and Leap For Joy by a short-head and the same.
Bruce Simpson's interview with Jason and deMarco in your July 20 issue ["Singing for God and Gays"] made my heart leap for joy. It is so fabulous that these young men have their eyes wide open to their gift of self, the beauty of their relationship, and their quest to spread the love that their God intends for all.
GB gold-winning crew Shirley Robertson, Sarah Webb and Sarah Ayton leap for joy yesterday