thrilled to bits

thrill (one) to bits

To cause someone to feel a great deal of excitement, joy, or pleasure. Often used in passive constructions. I have to say, seeing the Eiffel Tower in person thrilled me to bits. A: "I really hope Mary enjoys her surprise birthday party." B: "I'm sure she'll be thrilled to bits!"
See also: bit, thrill

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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Dianne, 67, from Abbots Bromley, Staffs, said: "We were speechless - and thrilled to bits."
"And she's thrilled to bits there has been such a positive response from the media and from the public."
However, after finding out the news, she tweeted her followers: "Waking up to amazing news that we won!" She told us: "I'm absolutely thrilled to bits. It's great!" The Loose Women star has spoken movingly about her 28-year battle with clinical depression and has been keen to bring mental illness into the spotlight.
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.
"I am thrilled to bits that the parents enjoy it so much," she said.
NEIL CALLAN was "thrilled to bits" yesterday after his promotion to first jockey completed a seamless changing of the guard at Newmarket's Kremlin House Stables, writes Graham Green.
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 am thrilled to bits with the win, but we have not done anything yet."