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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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"Shami sweetshops have become profuse in Sana'a and Yemeni people are more likely to choose Shami sweets from bakeries for special occasions like weddings and birthdays rather than those ready-made and bought from supermarkets.
Colgan, whose work came top in the romantic comedy category, said that she wrote the book in tribute to the sweetshops of her childhood and the works of James Herriot.
Instead of yelling at his players to stand ten yards from the ball so as to avoid further bookings, he flounced around on the touchline like a child in a sweetshop who is told he can't have anything.
He said: "I'm like a kiddie in a sweetshop. Eyes wide open with the guests.
Klima's one-act plays, such as Klara a dva pani (1968; "Klara"), Cukrarna Myriam (1971; "Sweetshop Myriam"), and Hry (1975; "Games"), are distinguished by tense plots and absurd situations.
Their Little Rock sweetshop, Sweet Sensations, was featured Aug.
Like children in front of a closed candy store, superconductor scientists have their noses pressed against the window of a largely inaccessible technology sweetshop. Since the 1987 announcement of ceramic compounds that superconduct at liquid-nitrogen temperatures, visions of cheaper, cleaner energy production, magnetically levitated trains and exotic technologies have filled scientists' imaginations.
Sweetshop, including the necessary geodetic work in class accuracy for recovery cadastre Decree no.
However, the fact is that though GI tag is a step forward in the right direction, lot more need to be done to protect the families whose livelihoods depend on the product," said Nayan Moyra, a sweetshop owner.
Joanne, 34, plans to move to LA in August and said: "I'm a bit like a child in a sweetshop. I am really excited about it."
"Rosie Hopkins is a nurse who runs her great-aunt's sweetshop, the heart of their little community.
For men who use the Internet as their sexual sweetshop, this is social media biting back.
Back in 1988, when building up the collections for the sweetshop that Beamish was about to build, it occurred that fizzy pop might be part of that story.
A walk to the park, a visit to the library, dropping by the local sweetshop for a tiptop or a quarter ounce bag of pineapple rock, followed by a few games of rounders with friends was all we really needed.