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Over the moon

Posted by ESC on May 10, 2004

In Reply to: Bhf posted by btsvuio on May 10, 2004

: What is the derivation of over the moon

OVER THE MOON - To be over the moon. "To be highly excited; extremely delight; in raptures about something. An elated person may well feel so 'high' that they could jump over the moon. The expression is routine among sportsman." From "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition).