Idiom of the Day: To be full of the joys of spring
To be unexpectedly happy.
‘You’re full of the joys of spring. What happened?’
When to use it:
Two work colleagues meet; one of them is unusually cheerful.
- Hi Jack. You’re full of the joys of spring.
- Oh – my granddaughter was born last night.
- Oh, great! Wow – congratulations!
It could also be used sarcastically, e.g. you get home from work to find your partner moaning about your credit card bill:
- I thought you told me you were going to get rid of this card!
- You’re full of the joys of spring!
- I’m serious. We can’t go on like this any more, Brian.