be as happy as Larry

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be as happy as Larry

To be in very good spirits. The phrase's origin is unknown, but it may refer to Australian boxer Larry Foley. I was as happy as Larry when I found out that I'd gotten an A on my hardest exam.
See also: happy, Larry
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When he won the money, everybody was as happy as Larry, who was happy when he won 100,000 dollars.
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