To be over the moon
To be over the moon = to be extremely happy (about something)
In a way, it is to show the height or level of the person’s happiness…. that they have a high level of happiness.
This idiom is very common in English.
Example sentences with Over the moon
- I got the job! I’m over the moon.
(This means I am extremely happy that they gave me the job.)
- I have just found some money on the street. I’m over the moon right now.
- My parents will be over the moon when they find out we have bought them a new car.
(Notice how we used the future “will be” in this example. This means they WILL BE extremely happy when we tell them.)
- My sister was over the moon when she got accepted into the university she wanted to go to.
- Their children were over the moon when they were given a new puppy.
- I was over the moon when I got invited backstage to meet my favorite group.
- She was over the moon when she was given flowers at work.
To be + over the moon
As you have seen, we use the verb TO BE before over the moon. The verb TO BE can be in different tenses. For example:
Past tense: I was over the moon. You were over the moon.
Present tense: She is over the moon. We are over the moon.
Future tense: He will be over the moon. They will be over the moon.
Write about a time you have been over the moon.