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
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"Dr Gardner came into the room with a smile from ear to ear. He said, 'Guys, we did it.
And Camilla had a smile from ear to ear, sure she got him 6 she was the cat that got the cream.
Every team member had a smile from ear to ear and enjoyed every second of the experience.
Amy always listens to instructions and she always has a smile from ear to ear and never a cross word is heard from her.
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.
"I think Norman would smile from ear to ear if he could see the role equipment and technology are playing in omni-channel fulfillment," says Bond.
And then there's a beautiful black and white intro exploring Paddington's background that will make you smile from ear to ear.
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.
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.
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.
And, if all that's not enough to bring a smile from ear to ear, he could fly to Dublin pounds 1million richer if everything goes the way he hopes at Wentworth.