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I was over the moon

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 13, 2000

In Reply to: I was over the moon posted by Daniel Dainty on October 12, 2000

: I am 9 years old and need to know the meaning and origin of I was over the moon for my homework. Please help. Thank you

: Daniel. D

When someone uses the expression "I was over the moon" it means that person is very excited, overjoyed or happy about something.
I do not know the origin of your expression but I can guess that maybe it has to do with the fact that if you are over the moon you are that much closer to being in the most happiest place of all--heaven!