jump for joy

Definition

Jump for joy is an idiom that means to be filled with intense happiness and express it by jumping in the air.

Examples

I jumped for joy when I found out I got the job.

The little girl jumped for joy when she saw her birthday presents.

Origin

Jump for joy has been used since the early 1500s and was first used in William Dunbar’s poem ‘The Goldyn Targe’.

FAQs

What does it mean to jump for joy? – To jump for joy means to be filled with intense happiness and express it by jumping in the air. Is jump for joy an idiom? – Yes, jump for joy is an idiom.