Matthew was nervous. He was a shy student and had never given a performance at his school’s talent show before. As he walked out onto the stage, the crowd of students in the auditorium fell silent. His hands shook as he picked up the microphone and sang a ballad by his favorite singer, Beyonce. As he ended his song, the audience went wild clapping and cheering. The performance had been a huge success! Although he didn’t win the talent contest, he had overcome his fear of performing in public, and he was over the moon at the audiences’ response.
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Over the moon? Like, jumping over the moon? Flying over the moon? I’m confused!
Don’t worry! This idiom just means delighted or extremely happy.
Let’s see how we can use this phrase in context:
- Paul got the job!! He’s over the moon!
- Kealan and Anne found their cat! She’d been missing for weeks! They’re absolutely over the moon!
- Congratulations on the engagement, guys! I’m over the moon for you both!
So, there we are. I hope you’re feeling over the moon today! Take care!
Ok, now it’s your turn! Read the prompts below and practice using today’s common phrase.
- When was the last time you received a gift you really loved? How did you feel?
- Did any of your friends receive some good news recently? Describe their reaction.
- How did you feel when you passed an important exam in school or university?
- Did you ever win a sporting event or a competition? Describe your experience.
- When was the last time you met an old friend? How did you feel about seeing this person again?
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