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EtymologyEdit

From the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle.[1]

Prepositional phraseEdit

over the moon

  1. (idiomatic) Delighted, thrilled.
    • 2003, Kate Drake, "Champagne Supernova," Time, 14 Dec.:
      Winemakers are over the moon to be able to showcase the individual nuances within their vineyards.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julia Cresswell, Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010, ISBN 0199547939), page 279, entry moon