leap for joy

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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.
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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 ?
Rebecca's heart leaped for joy, and to her confusion she felt the tears rising in her eyes.
When the Riots were many years old, and Edward and his wife came back to England with a family almost as numerous as Dolly's, and one day appeared at the Maypole porch, he knew them instantly, and wept and leaped for joy. But neither to visit them, nor on any other pretence, no matter how full of promise and enjoyment, could he be persuaded to set foot in the streets: nor did he ever conquer this repugnance or look upon the town again.
The single gentleman, rather bewildered by finding himself the centre of this noisy throng, alighted with the assistance of one of the postilions, and handed out Kit's mother, at sight of whom the populace cried out, 'Here's another wedding!' and roared and leaped for joy.
Once again the wife stood under the juniper-tree, and it was so full of sweet scent that her heart leaped for joy, and she was so overcome with her happiness, that she fell on her knees.
His heart leaped for joy. He could read it, and he would.
For an instant my heart leaped for joy, as I thought that one of my comrades had made his way safely down.
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
When I learned of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Legacy for True Leadership Awards as put together by the Arewa Youth Council, I leaped for joy for very obvious reasons.
When Mary walked into the room and greeted Elizabeth, the baby in Elizabeths womb leaped for joy! A little boy, 6 months old in the womb, was "rejoicing" in the presence of the living son of God in Marys womb!
'For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leaped for joy.' (Luke 1: 44)
The man who leaped for joy after beating Tiger Woods to the 2009 PGA Championship couldn't keep his feet on the ground in South Korea yesterday either.
After the service he turned to me and said, "There is someone you need to meet!" I realized this was the person I was supposed to meet the month before and my heart leaped for joy.
Sensing the presence of the Divine Savior in Mary's womb, "the infant leaped for joy."