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cock–a–hoop

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adjective \ˌkä-kə-ˈhüp, -ˈhu̇p\

Simple Definition of cock–a–hoop

  • : very excited and happy about something done

Full Definition of cock–a–hoop

  1. 1 :  triumphantly boastful :  exulting

  2. 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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