Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Have you listened to the new song by Pharrell Williams called Happy?

If you haven’t heard the song yet, watch the video at the bottom of this post. It will change your mood for the entire day!

We promise.



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Today you’ll learn 6 idioms in English that are related to happiness:

  • “To be a happy camper”: Someone who is in a good mood, someone who is content. “That kid is a happy camper when he has an ice cream in his hand.”
  • “To be slap happy”: To be really happy, hyper, and excited. You might become “slap happy” when you haven’t slept enough and you feel exhausted so you become silly and lighthearted.
  • “Happy hour”: Happy hour is a time when drinks are available for a lower price at the bar, this is usually earlier in the evening, between 5pm and 7pm.
  • “To be happy as a clam”: You might feel happy as a clam when you have had a good meal with friends or you are spending time with your family.
  • “To be happy-go-lucky”: Someone who is always looking on the bright side, who is easily pleased, who seems to be happy all of the time, who is always really positive
  • “To strike a happy medium”: To find a balance between two things or two points of view

Listen to the podcast to hear about our opinions on what is changing in American culture these days with happiness.



Read about more ways to be happy like every day is a vacation.


What do you think?

Have you ever used these idioms to get a message across in English?

When do you feel happiest?

What makes you happy?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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