Here are some emotional idioms to tell people whether you're happy, sad or angry.
All these idioms mean that you are absolutely delighted!
- over the moon: "He was over the moon when he heard the news."
- thrilled to bits: "She was thrilled to bits with her new bicycle."
- in seventh heaven: "They were in seventh heaven when they learned they'd won a cruise."
- on cloud nine: "When I got the job, I was on cloud nine for several weeks."
- jump for joy: "We jumped for joy when we got the mortgage."
These idioms mean you are feeling sad.
- down in the dumps: "When she left him, he was down in the dumps for a couple of weeks."
- feel blue: "She felt a little blue when she lost her job."
- beside yourself (with grief, worry): "When her son went missing, she was beside herself with worry."
Annoyed because you have missed an opportunity
- sick as a parrot: "He was as sick as a parrot when he realised he had thrown away his lottery ticket."
These idioms mean that you are very angry.
- see red: "Don't talk to him about his boss – it just makes him see red!"
- hopping mad: "She was hopping mad when she found out her daughter had disobeyed her."
- in a black mood: "Be careful what you say – she's in a black mood today."
Less angry idioms.
- cheesed off: "I was really cheesed off when I lost the competition."
- to not be on speaking terms: "They're not on speaking terms at the moment after their row."
To be off someone's Christmas card list: "Oh dear. I think I'm off her Christmas card list after insulting her husband!"
- have a downer on someone: "What's John done? You seem to have a real downer on him."
- rub someone up the wrong way: "Those two are always arguing. They just seem to rub each other up the wrong way."
These idioms mean you don't know what to do.
- at the end of your tether: "I just can't cope. I'm at the end of my tether with all these bills and debts."
- at your wits' end: "He's at his wits' end. He's tried everything to solve the problem, but nothing has worked."