15 Idioms to Describe Feelings

1. Beside oneself with _____ – Overcome with a particular emotion

I was beside myself with anger when I found out what he had done!

When she got accepted to university, she was beside herself with joy.

 

2. Make my daySomething that makes you extremely happy

Thank you for calling. Chatting to you really made my day.

It really makes my day when my girlfriend brings me iced coffee in the morning.

 

3. Thrilled to bitsWhen you are very excited and pleased

I’m thrilled to bits that you can come to my party next week.

She looked thrilled to bits when she got offered the job.

 

4. Can’t thank you enough-  When you want to show someone how thankful you are

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you’ve given me.

I can’t thank you enough for looking after my cat while I was on holiday. 

 

5. On top of the world–  Exceptionally happy

He was on top of the world when she agreed to marry him.

The day she graduated she felt on top of the world.

 

6. Means a lot to meWhen something is very important and you want to show appreciation

Thank you for all your help. It means a lot to me.

It would mean a lot to me if you came to my birthday party next week.

 

7. A weight off my shoulders– The feeling of relief when you no longer have to worry about something

 

8. Can’t wait to____When you’re very excited about something

I can’t wait to see you. It’s been so long!

I can’t wait to introduce you to Sam. I know you’ll get on like a house on fire.

 

9. ShatteredFeeling extremely tired and with no energy left

Are you up for watching a movie or are you too shattered?

 

10. Drive me crazyGet extremely annoyed by someone or something

Please stop making that sound. It’s driving me crazy.

The traffic jams in the city centre drive me crazy.

 

11. Fed upAnnoyed, unhappy or bored. Especially with a situation that has existed for a long time

I’m getting pretty fed up with this movie. Can we change to another?

I’m fed up with having the same routine every day. I want a holiday!

 

12. Under the weatherFeeling unwell

I wanted to meet up with friends but I felt too under the weather so I went home.

You’ve been under the weather for a few days now. Shall I call a doctor?

 

13. Shaken upShocked and upset

Are you ok? You look shaken up?

We were all shaken up when the boss said that they would begin firing people.

 

14. Bored to deathExtremely bored

The date was awful. He looked bored to death the entire time!

The meeting was a complete waste of time. Everyone was bored to death.

 

15. Crankyill-tempered; easily annoyed

He gets very cranky if he’s had a bad day at work.

If my child doesn’t get a nap, she’ll be cranky all evening.

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