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22nd January 2022

Over the moon

We use this expression to say that we are very happy with something that has happened.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
How did your driving test go?
This time I finally passed.
That's great news. You must be over the moon.
Example 2
How did you feel about winning a holiday in the USA?
We were over the moon until we found out which city.
Which city are you going to?

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