spring in one's step
- (idiomatic) enthusiasm, energy or a positive outlook or cheerful attitude.
- After her promotion, she carried out her new position with a spring in her step and a contagious smile.
2011 March 2, Chris Whyatt, “Arsenal 5 - 0 Leyton Orient”, in BBC:
- The hosts initially looked like they lacked a spring in their step, but fears of further agony evaporated in the seventh minute with a goal of typical Arsenal quality.