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  • Hello, happy camper, are you feeling happy, happy, happy?

  • Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, depending where you are in the world.

  • Today, we're going to discover ten fantastic ways to say somebody is happy without using the same old word, "Happy".

  • I mean, I like the word happy, but there are better ways to describe being happy.

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  • Alright, so, how do we first say that we are happy?

  • "Over the moon".

  • If you are over the moon, then you are just really, really happy.

  • So, for example, I might use this if I say I've just got a new job.

  • I'm absolutely over the moon; I'm so happy.

  • So, over the moon when you are extremely happy.

  • Number two, "pleased as punch".

  • Of course, you could just be pleased; you're very happy about something, you're pleased.

  • Like you might be pleased with your exam results or you might be pleased with your child who's won a competition.

  • But you can extend it into this fun phrase, pleased as punch.

  • I'm as pleased as punch.

  • "Tickled pink".

  • Now tickled pink means that you are just extremely pleased about something; you've had some good news, and it's made you feel very, very happy so much so you have a big smile on your face like you've been tickled.

  • I'm tickled pink. I'm so happy.

  • You could use the phrase "on cloud nine".

  • If you're on cloud nine, you would be floating up very, very high.

  • You would be blissfully calm and satisfied and content.

  • And, so, to be on cloud nine is just to be euphoric with happiness.

  • Similar to on cloud nine, you might say, "I'm 'walking on air'."

  • Ah, I feel like I'm walking on air.

  • She was so happy she was walking on air.

  • It's when you feel so content and relieved that you feel light in your body.

  • And you're just, like, floating down the street; you're walking on air.

  • If you're really enjoying yourself, perhaps at work or at the funfair or at a party or dinner, then you could say that "I'm having a 'whale of a time'."

  • I'm having a whale of a time.

  • I guess that means that you're having a big, happy time because whales are big.

  • I don't know; I don't know the origin of that phrase.

  • But if you know, then please put it in the comments box below.

  • And make sure you have a whale of a time while you're writing it.

  • And I'll have a whale of a time while reading it.

  • Now if something has been irritating you or annoying you for a long time and finally, it's over.

  • Perhaps you've been struggling in a job, and finally, you get to leave that position and start a new role or a new job altogether, or maybe it's a person who's annoying you.

  • Then you could say, "I'm 'glad to see the back of' them or her or it."

  • I'm so glad to see the back of that job; I'm just relieved.

  • So glad to see the back of her; she's really irritated me for a very long time and now she left. Woo-hoo!

  • So, "glad to see the back of".

  • If you're wearing a big smile because you're very happy, then other people might say, "You look 'like the cat that got the cream'."

  • You look like the cat that got the cream.

  • Obviously, a cat with cream is a very content and happy cat who will be purring away.

  • I can't purr, but you know what I mean; a cat with cream is very happy.

  • And, so, if you are happy, I might say you look like the cat that got the cream.

  • Just like with most of the other phrases, if you are really, really, really, really, really happy, then you can say, "I am on top of the world."

  • Just like you've conquered the world, you're stood on top of it, and you're shouting, "I'm on top of the world! Woo-hoo!"

  • And, that, ladies and gentlemen, brings us to the end of that English lesson.

  • I hope that you're feeling happy; it's certainly the right month for happiness.

  • When it's dark and dismal, we have to maintain the inner joy.

  • And, so, if you did enjoy it, please show me your happiness by giving this a thumb, and why not spread the happiness by pressing the share button?

  • There are lots of links in the description box below; you can find me on social mediathat's all down there.

  • Otherwise, I will see you very soon for another English lesson.

  • Take care and goodbye.

Hello, happy camper, are you feeling happy, happy, happy?

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