thrilled to bits

thrilled to bits

Ecstatic; very pleased and excited. A: "I really hope Mary enjoyed her surprise birthday party." B: "I'm sure she did; she seemed thrilled to bits!" I was thrilled to bits to hear that I'd been selected for a literary award in New York City.
See also: bit, thrill
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I'm thrilled to bits that they want something that I did as a bit of fun.
Coventry promoter Mick Horton said: "I am so proud, and this is an honour that everyone connected with the club will be thrilled to bits with.
Haggas said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to bits, he so deserves to win a good race.
McPartlin, co-host of 'Britain's Got Talent' said that he thought it would be off limits to talk to Simon about being a dad but it seems he is he's thrilled to bits, Contactmusic reported
Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl said: "I was thrilled to bits with our first half but we just couldn't hold on.
My son was thrilled to bits at this and also the chance to meet his heroes
It is an away from home Test win and I am thrilled to bits for the boys who won their first caps that the rest of the boys got the win on such a special day," said O'Mahony.
It is an away-from-home Test win and I am thrilled to bits for the boys who won their first caps that the rest of the boys got the win on such a special day," he said.
June, 62, said: "We're thrilled to bits to have won.
I am thrilled to bits that the parents enjoy it so much," she said.
Jones, 32, who has chopped her long brown hair into a bob for her new role, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to bits to be joining The One Show.
She said: "I'm thrilled to bits and I'm looking forward to working alongside the people of Gwynedd and organisations such as Bangor Pride.
The plot focuses on Louise, a young, fun-loving single mum who's thrilled to bits when she lands a promotion at ZBG Banking.
I'm thrilled to bits to be inmy first final but it was a real struggle out there," said Walden.
So we are thrilled to bits that next February, all being well, our sons will have a little brother or sister.