cock-a-hoop


cock–a–hoop

adjective \ˌkä-kə-ˈhüp, -ˈhp\

: very excited and happy about something done

Full Definition of COCK-A-HOOP

1
:  triumphantly boastful :  exulting
2
:  awry

Origin of COCK-A-HOOP

from the phrase to set cock a hoop to be festive
First Known Use: 1663

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