(to be) blown away – (estar) loco de contento
over the moon – en el séptimo cielo
thrilled to bits – encantado de la vida
-How do you feel about being named coordinator for the Social Sciences Department?
-I’m over the moon, especially considering how inexperienced I am compared to some other people here.
(to be) happy as a sandboy / Larry / a clud – (estar) más contento que unas pascuas
happy as a clam at high water – feliz como una perdiz
-How’s María Jose?
-Happy as Larry, she says. She loves her job in the Creative Department.
Make my day – dame una alegría / a ver si me vas a dar el día
-I’m afraid I’ve got some news for you.
-Go on, make may day.
(to feel) down in the dumps – poner cara larga / estar depre / alicaído
Why are you feeling down in the dumps? Is it because of something at school or at home?
(to be) in the doldrums – (estar) con la moral por los suelos / (estar) abatido
-Hmmm…. In the doldrums at present, still looking for a job and wondering about her future.
(to be) sad-assed* – (estar) puteado* – ( estar) triste
That is one sad-assed town! No way am I gonna go there again.