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cock-a-hoop

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1 having or expressing feelings of joy or triumph
  • the district attorney's office was positively cock-a-hoop upon obtaining a conviction in the case against the mobster

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2 inclined or twisted to one side
  • topped with 50 burning candles all cock-a-hoop and dripping wax, the birthday cake made its dramatic appearance

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The first known use of cock-a-hoop was in 1663

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“Cock-a-hoop.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cock-a-hoop. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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