like a kid with a new toy

like a kid with a new toy

Excessively excited about or fixated on something, typically something new one has acquired. Janet's like a kid with a new toy whenever she upgrades her phone—she's been there fiddling with it all day long. Would you quit messing around with the controls of the car—you're like a kid with a new toy!
See also: kid, like, new, toy
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

like a kid with a new toy

Fig. very pleased; happily playing with something. Every time Bill gets a new gadget for his kitchen, he's like a kid with a new toy. Jane is absorbed in that computer. Just like a kid with a new toy.
See also: kid, like, new, toy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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