Over the moon (idiom)

‘over the moon’

Extremely pleased and  happy about something.

Sentence examples…

  • My friends over the moon that he passed his driving test.
  • I am over the moon because I just landed my dream job.


You can use the phrase ‘Over the Moon’ when describing your feeling when something great  happens to you.


This phrase comes from quite an old nursery rhyme which contains the lines Heigh diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.

More sentence examples…

  • He was over the moon about being invited to speak about his passion.
  • They weren’t sure at first, but now they’re over the moon about being married.
  • He was over the moon about our prize money.
  • Jenny just found out that she won a world tour, and is so surprised and over the moon about it.
  • She was smiling so much, I could tell he was over the moon.
  • When we won the match, we were absolutely over the moon and we couldn’t stop running around and hugging each other.
  • I was so over the moon, I couldn’t believe my good luck!
  • Mary was over the moon when Tim proposed to her.
  • I was over the moon when I found out my wife was pregnant and that we were starting a family.
  • He was over the moon when he got a job with his dream company.
  • The players were over the moon after finally winning a tough match.

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