Here are some idioms that bring a smile to our faces at TLCS!

A joy to behold – a thing, event or experience that creates a profound sense of joy or elation

The stunning tulip fields in Holland are truly a joy to behold.

Be in a transport of delight – to be feeling very strong emotions of happiness

Megan has been in a transport of delight ever since she got engaged!

Full of the joys of spring – to be very happy

Bettany was full of the joys of spring when she found out that she had scored full marks for her test.

Grin like a Cheshire cat – to smile broadly

Edward was grinning like a Cheshire cat when his mother praised him.

Happy camper – a satisfied, contented person

Give him some snacks and a good movie to watch and he is a happy camper.

Like a dog with two tails – to be very happy and excited

Eliana had been like a dog with two tails ever since she found out that her artwork had been selected by the panellists.  

Music to your ears – something that is pleasing to hear

When they heard that their son and daughter-in-law were going to have a baby, it was music to their ears.

Walking on air – feeling very happy

Ming Jie was walking on air when he was awarded the scholarship.

Warm the cockles of my heart – to make someone feel good

It warms the cockles of my heart to hear your kind compliments.

With bells on – to indicate one’s enthusiasm

I will be there at your party with bells on!

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