(to be) like a dog with two tails




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - like a dog with two tails

"(to be) like a dog with two tails"

to be very happy because something good has happened

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - like a dog with two tails

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How have your baking classes been going?

Friend 2:  It was a rough start.  I tried eight times to make a loaf of bread and they all turned out like bricks.  Yesterday, I finally baked a decent edible loaf of bread.

Friend 1:  You must be happy.

Friend 2:  I'm like a dog with two tails.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - like a dog with two tails

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you make your quota this month?

Colleague 2:  I did.

Colleague 1:  That means you got a big fat bonus.

Colleague 2:  It was five thousand dollars.

Colleague 1:  I thought so. You look so very happy, like a dog with two tails.

Colleague 2:  I'm overjoyed.





(to be) like a dog with two tails - Usage:

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(to be) like a dog with two tails - Gerund Form:

Being like a dog with two tails, he couldn't stop smiling.



(to be) like a dog with two tails - Examples:

1)  ... but I am really happy, like a dog with two tails.

2)  When people are described as being or acting like a dog with two tails it is because they are exceedingly proud or happy ...

3)  Stuart is so proud and delighted, he's like a dog with two tails since his promotion.

4)  We're as happy and excited as a dog with two tails, to tell you about the latest theme from the team around the pond.

5)  When the Madrid-born player arrived in London, he was like a dog with two tails.

6)  I was genuinely like a dog with two tails when I got an email from Luke Skywalker to say, ‘Yep, I really like what you’ve drawn, Dave.’ 

7)  But it was no wonder that Enda Kenny was like a dog with two tails. He loves jobs announcements and this was a serious biggie.

8)  One day he turned up at my house and just gave me them. I was made up, like a dog with two tails!

9)  When he returned earlier this year, he must have felt like a dog with two tails as the now world-class Ajmal had been joined by two men whom Waqar had given debuts to and who had become a pretty decent duo on their own.

10)  He maintains the Yes side is still the underdog but he scarcely looks like he believes his own spin. Campaigning in Edinburgh last week, he looked more like a dog with two tails.

11)  "I was like a dog with two tails, as they say in England," he said with a laugh. "The exact place that my collection should be housed is the place where it came from.

12)  Three years ago I asked Imelda if she'd do it. And here we are - we've opened in the West End. I'm like a dog with two tails.

13)  S and I had a table to ourselves, however: he'd just been headhunted by a high-class dating agency (yes, they really do that), so he was like a dog with two tails.

14)  The whole town knew about me and it was the mayor who decided to gift me my first football boots because I couldn’t afford them. I was like a dog with two tails.

15)  My family has been beside themselves. My mum, as her best friend puts it, has been like a dog with two tails.

16)  Canine Ruby was like a dog with two tails after landing a star part in a school musical.

17)  When Lorna found out, she just sat there smiling. I think she was still smiling when she went to school today. She’s like a dog with two tails.

18)  Harvey was like a dog with two tails yesterday afternoon when he was reunited with Fred the possum.

19)  His biggest asset, apart from his dead-ball ability, is undoubtedly his enthusiasm. He'll be like a dog with two tails this week. 

20)  He was really over the moon. He was like a dog with two tails.