151 Idioms for satisfaction and dissatisfaction
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This week I have a lesson on idioms for talking about satisfaction and dissatisfaction.
Some of these expressions can be a little informal, so make sure you are careful to use them in the correct context.
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Idioms for satisfaction
To feel a glow of happiness
Meaning: To feel delighted and content
Example: The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of happiness.
To be a happy camper
Meaning: a happy or satisfied person
Example: John was one happy camper after hearing about his promotion.
To jump for joy
Meaning: to be ecstatically happy
Example: Alba was jumping for joy when she heard that her proposal was accepted by the board of directors.
Grin from ear to ear
Meaning: to smile happily
Example: On hearing the good news, Erin was grinning from ear to ear.
Having a whale of a time
Meaning: A very enjoyable experience
Example: The whole team had a whale of a time at the annual Christmas party.
Idioms for dissatisfaction
Down in the doldrums/dumps
Meaning: to be feeling very sad or unhappy
Example: After having his application rejected Mark has been down in the dumps.
To have the blues
Meaning: o be feeling sad or depressed
Example: Oh dear, Chris really has the blues after his girlfriend dumped him.
To be bummed out
Meaning: Feeling depressed or sad about an issue
Example: The whole team is really bummed out by the latest financial results.
To be in a huff
Meaning: to be upset or angry about something
Example: The boss is in a huff. Don’t go near her office, she might shout at you.
To be bent out of shape
Meaning: upset, angry, insulted, or annoyed
Example: Ryan got bent out of shape when his marketing plan was criticised by the boss.
I hope you found these idioms useful in helping you expand your knowledge of English. Please comment below and feel free to add any additional expressions to my list that you may know or use.
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