(as) merry (or lively) as a grig

(as) merry (or lively) as a grig
lively and full of fun.
grig

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • merry as a grig — Very merry and lively • • • Main Entry: ↑grig * * * (as) merry (or lively) as a grig full of fun; extravagantly lively …   Useful english dictionary

  • grig — noun dialect 1》 a small eel. 2》 a grasshopper or cricket. Phrases (as) merry (or lively) as a grig lively and full of fun. Origin ME (in the sense dwarf ): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • grig — n. 1 a small eel. 2 a grasshopper or cricket. Phrases and idioms: merry (or lively) as a grig full of fun; extravagantly lively. Etymology: ME, orig. = dwarf: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheerfulness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Good humor Nouns 1. cheerfulness, geniality, gaiety, sunniness, good nature; cheer, good humor, high spirits, animal spirits; glee, light heart; optimism (See hope).Slang, joygerm fever. See pleasure. 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Cheerfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Cheerfulness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cheerfulness cheerfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 geniality geniality gayety l allegro cheer good humor spirits Sgm: N 1 high spirits high spirits animal spirits …   English dictionary for students

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