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over the moon

Definition of over the moon

informal

  1. :  very happy or pleased about something <She's over the moon at being chosen for the award.>



Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

moonplay
  1. :  one complete moon cycle consisting of four phases

    :  satellite

    :  a natural satellite of a planet

  1. :  to spend in idle reverie :  dream

    :  to expose one's naked buttocks to

    :  to spend time in idle reverie :  behave abstractedly


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