be as happy as a sandboy


be as happy as a sandboy
be as happy as Larry/a sandboy British & Australian, American to be very happy and to have no worries.

We married nine days after we met, and three years on we're happy as Larry.

Since he's been at college he's as happy as a clam.


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  • happy as a sandboy — extremely happy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • happy as a sandboy —  Very happy. Very carefree …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (as) happy as a sandboy (or Brit. Larry or N. Amer. a clam) — extremely happy. [prob. orig. denoting a boy hawking sand for sale.] → happy …   English new terms dictionary

  • sandboy — ► NOUN (in phrase as happy as a sandboy) ▪ extremely happy or carefree. ORIGIN probably originally denoting a boy going around selling sand …   English terms dictionary

  • sandboy — n. Phrases and idioms: happy as a sandboy extremely happy or carefree. Etymology: prob. = a boy hawking sand for sale * * * noun a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in happy as a sandboy • Regions: ↑United Kingdom,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • happy — adj. (happier, happiest) 1 feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. 2 a fortunate; characterized by happiness. b (of words, behaviour, etc.) apt, pleasing. 3 colloq. slightly drunk. 4 (in comb.) colloq. inclined to use excessively or at random …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandboy — /ˈsændbɔɪ/ (say sandboy) phrase happy as a sandboy, Colloquial extremely happy …   Australian English dictionary

  • happy — /ˈhæpi / (say hapee) adjective (happier, happiest) 1. characterised by or indicative of pleasure, content, or gladness: a happy mood. 2. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 3. favoured by fortune; …   Australian English dictionary

  • happy — adjective (happier, happiest) 1》 feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.     ↘willing to do or accept something. 2》 fortunate and convenient: a happy coincidence. 3》 [in combination] informal inclined to use a specified thing excessively or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sandboy — noun a) A boy who sells sand Up and down the street not a child was to be seen. A sandboy with a donkey cart was the sole human arrangement in it. b) A proverbially happy or jolly person Drink always rubbed him the right way, and he would reach… …   Wiktionary