In good spirits – Idioms by The Free Dictionary

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in good spirits

Feeling happy or cheerful; in a good mood. He seemed sad the last time I saw him, so I’m glad he’s in good spirits tonight. Well, you’re in good spirits! You must have passed that test you were worried about.

Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in good spirits

Fig. happy and cheerful; positive and looking toward the future, despite unhappy circumstances. The patient is in good spirits and that will speed her recovery. Tom wasn’t in very good spirits after he heard the bad news.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in good spirits

Also, in high spirits. Happy, cheerful, as in Jane was in good spirits today. [Early 1700s] However, high spirits also can indicate liveliness and vivacity, as in The children were in high spirits at the prospect of a trip to the circus.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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