like a kid in a candy store/shop
like a kid in a candy store
So excited about one's surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way. Primarily heard in US. Liam loves football so much that he's like a kid in a candy store any time he steps into the stadium. She looked like a kid in a candy story being able to look at so much world-class art in one place.
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like a kid in a candy storeAMERICAN
If you are like a kid in a candy store in a particular situation, you do whatever you want and do not restrict your behaviour. There were so many options that I was like a kid in a candy store. Brubaker went on a buying binge and `felt like a kid in a candy store,' he recalls. Note: The usual British expression is like a child in a sweet shop.
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like a kid in a ˈcandy store/shop(American English) used to say that somebody is very happy and excited about something: It was my first time in a championship game, so I felt like a kid in a candy store. ♢ I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to technology. It all looks so good!
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