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Idioms

jump for joy

This page is about the idiom jump for joy

Meaning

You can say someone "jumped for joy" if they were very happy about something.

For example

  • As soon as we heard that the Free Democracy Party had won the election, we were all jumping for joy.

  • When she heard her name, Louise jumped for joy. She had never won a raffle prize before.

Quick Quiz

The crowd was jumping for joy after

a. it started to rain

b. a player broke his toe

c. Ronaldo scored a goal
a) it started to rain b) a player broke his toe c) Ronaldo scored a goal
jump for joy

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Contributor: Matt Errey