thrilled to pieces

thrill (one) to pieces

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 pieces. A: "I really hope Mary enjoys her surprise birthday party." B: "I'm sure she'll be thrilled to pieces!"
See also: piece, thrill

thrilled to pieces

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 pieces!" I was thrilled to pieces to hear that I'd been selected for a literary award in New York City.
See also: piece, thrill
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Dettori was thrilled to pieces and basked in the adoration that he received on his return to a heaving winner's enclosure at Royal Ascot before he bowed to receive a trophy from Queen Elizabeth II.
We got real with over a thousand GL readers about dating--and a whopping 76 percent said you're thrilled to pieces with your single status.
I had an optimistic target of PS1,000 so I am absolutely thrilled to pieces that we managed to make even more."
We've worked hard, we have some good players, I'm thrilled to pieces and proud I'm the manager.
Dyster said he was thrilled to pieces over Cuomo's endorsement.
"I was just thrilled to pieces and find it really hard to believe because so many were torn down.
"The students are thrilled to pieces, though the school lacks curricula, chairs, light for classes, electricity, fans and several services," she said.
"I'm really thrilled to pieces with them," said Elliott.
I'm thrilled to pieces that whoever did it chose the academy."
I'm thrilled to pieces to note that Kortright's stewardship commitment of raising funds only by freewill offerings has continued to this day.
"I was thrilled to pieces, it's a really nice feeling that people have taken the time to get in touch and nominate us.
Thrilled "I'm thrilled to pieces when I find that the store stocks proper nail scissors, an emery board, and a pumice stone.
"I am still thrilled to pieces at being where I am," she said.
"We're thrilled to pieces with him and he is coming forward very, very quickly," said Webber.
Her father Tim, who has encouraged Bronte to play golf, said: "She was made up, absolutely thrilled to pieces. She took a good lead into the final and just kept going.