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Who coined the phrase over the moon?

Who coined the phrase over the moon?

It is first recorded as to jump over the moon in The Coquet: Or, The English Chevalier (London, 1718), a comedy by the Irish playwright and journalist Charles Molloy (1690-1767); at the very beginning of the play, Ranger, servant to Bellamy, the English Chevalier, finds his master in a prison: ‘Tis he, ’tis he!

What does the expression over the moon mean?

be very pleased
to be very pleased: She was over the moon about/with her new bike. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases. Feeling pleasure and happiness. (as) pleased as Punch idiom.

Do Americans say over the moon?

A Someone who says this is delighted or extraordinarily happy. In Britain, it’s intimately linked with football (Americans will know this game as soccer). It became very popular in the 1970s as one of a pair of opposing phrases that were often on the lips of players or managers at the end of a game.

Why do they call it Cloud 9?

In September, 1896, cumulonimbus, the greatest cloud in the world, was listed as Cloud 9 in a new cloud classification, and so to be on cloud nine became like floating on the tallest cloud on Earth. The story began with Sir Ralph Abercromby, who became fascinated by meteorology while serving in the British Army.

What animal jumped over the moon?

The cow jumped over the moon. And the dish ran away with the spoon!

Can cows go to space?

Cows can’t go into space and that’s a big problem for space exploration. Astronauts are reaching farther than mankind has ever gone before and they want to go further. But there’s a problem. Things we take for granted everyday, run of the mill things are huge problems for space exploration.

Why do they say thick as thieves?

The word thick as used in the idiom as thick as two thieves means intimate, familiar, closely allied, sharing confidences. The word thieves conjures up the connotation of two people who conspire together in secret, two people whose association is close and excludes the general population.

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