smile from ear to ear

smile from ear to ear

To have a broad, enthusiastic smile. Tim was smiling from ear to ear when his bosses praised him during the ceremony. The kids ran around the beach in a happy frenzy, both of them smiling from ear to ear.
See also: ear, smile

beam/grin/smile from ear to ˈear

be smiling, etc. a lot because you are very pleased about something: I like your graduation photo, with you grinning from ear to ear and your parents looking so proud.
See also: beam, ear, grin, smile
References in periodicals archive ?
but I think they sit rather well together, if I do say so myself," he added with a smile from ear to ear.
Dale's mum Isabel, 64, said: "Dale will be looking down and will have a smile from ear to ear.
Throw in a killer soundtrack and this is guaranteed to make you smile from ear to ear.
And then there's a blackand-white intro exploring Paddington's background that will make you smile from ear to ear.
And then there's a beautiful black and white intro exploring Paddington's background that will make you smile from ear to ear.
Klaus assured Elijah that he is helping Hayley but he must come to terms that Hayley is already embracing her new status after seeing her smile from ear to ear while covered in witch's blood.
I have spoken to one who has a smile from ear to ear," he said.
I m healthy and I ve learned a lot," Venus said with a smile from ear to ear, as she tried to explain her run of form.
He said: "We are getting to the part of the season where I start to smile from ear to ear because I like the golf tournaments coming up.
11 RUGBY Lions chief Pete Glackin had a smile from ear to ear after watching his troops edge out Kendal 25-11 at the Webb Ellis Stadium to record their first victory in eight matches.
McLaughlin loved her family, and had a smile from ear to ear every time the grandchildren and great grandchildren visited her.
Wearing a smile from ear to ear, Phil Davies popped his head into the press room on Saturday evening and asked whether anyone wanted a word with him.
And, if all that's not enough to bring a smile from ear to ear, he could be pounds 1 million richer if everything goes the way he hopes at Wentworth.
SAMMY McILROY wore a smile from ear to ear on his first day in Stockport on Thursday - but that wasn't the whole story.