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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.
See also: joy, leap
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Now when I heard this my heart leapt for joy, seeing that I had feared greatly for the fate of Umslopogaas, my fosterling.
MY heart leapt for joy on reading that Alan Denyer had a Victorian vision for part of the city centre (CT March 31).
Joy and gladness because of the Lord's visitation: we are reminded of it by the Preface of John the Baptist in the Mass: "His birth brought great rejoicing; even in the womb he leapt for joy at the coming of human salvation." In the ancient world, the coming of a great ruler brought rejoicing to the populace.
When the final whistle went the Quins leapt for joy and they had earned their success.
Kingsley leapt for joy after he fired a low drive into the corner past Elgin keeper John Gibson who had an inspired game.
As a final backhand from Errani fell into the net, an emotional Sharapova fell to her knees and then leapt for joy as she took in the cheers from the crowd.
THESE parents' hearts leapt for joy at the arrival of their new bouncing babies.
Daithi's two acts were joined by Dana's singer Brian Sheerin, who leapt for joy on stage when it was revealed he had made it through.
Jesus was conceived in Mary's womb by the Holy Spirit and the unborn John the Baptist leapt for joy when in the presence of the unborn Christ-child in Mary's womb.
They went to Boro games together and, as Colin states, "shed tears and on many occasions leapt for joy".
The Kenyan players, who scored a less-than-convincing 210 for nine after being asked to bat, leapt for joy and set off on a long victory lap when Maurice Odumbe bowled tailender Dilhara Fernando at the end of the 45th over.
Laws and some 15,000 Scunthorpe fans leapt for joy when the game's only goal broke Orient's hearts.
TELLY babe Zoe Salmon leapt for joy yesterday after her charity Action Cancer celebrated reaching the pounds 1.5million mark.
Philip leapt for joy when five numbers and the bonus ball came up on Saturday but his joy was short-lived when he checked his ticket and found two copies of his wife's numbers.