over the moon

over the moon


  • extremely pleased or happy
  • delighted
  • in a state of great happiness


  1. Judy was over the moon when Tim proposed to her.
  2. He was over the moon when he got a job with his dream company.
  3. My daughter was over the moon when she got her new bicycle.
  4. The players were over the moon after overcoming a tough opponent to win the championship.
  5. We were over the moon when we finally moved into our new house.
  6. She was over the moon when she was declared the winner of the singing competition.
  7. They were over the moon when their start-up bagged a major deal from a reputed client.
  8. I was over the moon when he broke the news to me.

The earliest reference to this phrase in print is from Charles Molloy’s “The Coquet, or, The English Chevalier”, in 1718. However, it became a popular one since the 1970s, when English football managers started using it after winning matches.

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Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the Moon.

- Robbie November 12, 2020

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