like a child in a sweetshop

be like a child in a sweetshop

To be so excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Liam loves football so much that he's like a child in a sweetshop any time he steps into the stadium.
See also: child, like, sweetshop

like a child in a sweetshop

So excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Primarily heard in UK. Liam loves football so much that he's like a child in a sweetshop any time he steps into the stadium. She looked like a child in a sweetshop being able to look at so much world-class art in one place.
See also: child, like, sweetshop
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like a child in a sweet shop

BRITISH
If you are like a child in a sweet shop in a particular situation, you are very happy and excited because of something you can do or have, and often behave in a greedy or uncontrolled way. With so many options before me, I was like a child in a sweet shop. Note: The usual American expression is like a kid in a candy store.
See also: child, like, shop, sweet
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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