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I won't say I wouldn't be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn't be suicidal if it didn't happen.
Tom Wilkinson

Meaning of "thrilled to bits" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THRILLED TO BITS

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WHAT DOES THRILLED TO BITS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of thrilled to bits in the English dictionary

The definition of thrilled to bits in the dictionary is if you say that someone is thrilled to bits, you are emphasizing the fact that they are extremely pleased about something. You can also say thrilled to pieces, especially in American English.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THRILLED TO BITS

thriftiest
thriftily
thriftiness
thriftless
thriftlessly
thriftlessness
thrifty
thrill
thrill-seeker
thrilled
thriller
thrilling
thrillingly
thrillingness
thrilly
thrips
thrive
thriveless
thriven
thriver

WORDS THAT END LIKE THRILLED TO BITS

call it quits
credits
eating habits
exploits
hack to bits
health benefits
its
limits
merits
naughty bits
pits
quits
spirits
splits
straits
to be off limits
to bits
two bits
units
waits

Synonyms and antonyms of thrilled to bits in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «thrilled to bits» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THRILLED TO BITS

Find out the translation of thrilled to bits to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thrilled to bits from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thrilled to bits» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兴奋的位
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

encantados de bits de
570 millions of speakers

English

thrilled to bits
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिट्स के लिए रोमांचित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بسعادة غامرة ل بت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взволнован вдребезги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

emocionados aos bocados
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিট যাও রোমাঞ্চিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ravis de morceaux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teruja untuk bit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

begeistert, Bits
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ビットに感激
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비트 감격
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seneng banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui mừng bit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிட்டுகள் சிலிர்த்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बिट करण्यासाठी उत्साही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Heyecanlı bitler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

entusiasti di bit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wstrząśnięty bitów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схвильований вщент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încântat de biți
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενθουσιασμένος με bits
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opgewonde om stukkies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stolta över att bitar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

henrykt til biter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thrilled to bits

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THRILLED TO BITS»

The term «thrilled to bits» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.160 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THRILLED TO BITS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thrilled to bits

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QUOTES WITH «THRILLED TO BITS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thrilled to bits.
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Tom Wilkinson
I won't say I wouldn't be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn't be suicidal if it didn't happen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THRILLED TO BITS»

Discover the use of thrilled to bits in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thrilled to bits and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Stockport Trilogy
Kenneth Gibbons. on my lap, Mary was thrilled to bits. Terry was playing in the street but did not need calling twice. He too, was thrilled to bits to see his daddy, only for a few hours. His first words were, can you mend my ...
Kenneth Gibbons, 2013
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Chambers Idioms
lose the thread to cease to understand the connection between the details of a story etc: I'm sorry — I'm afraid I've lost the thread of what he was saying. three the three Rs see r. thrill thrilled to bits very greatly delighted and excited: The ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
I'm sorry — I'm afraid I've lost the thread of what he was saying. three the three Rs see r. thrill thrilled to bits very greatly delighted and excited: The children were thrilled to bits at the thought of going to America. throat at each other's throat ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Brides of Penhally Bay - Vol 3 (Mills & Boon Medical): Their ...
He said something very rude, and then added, 'You don't have to lie. I know what this news means to you, and I'm so sorry. It wasn't really planned, but actually we' re thrilled to bits—or we would be, if it wasn't for you guys.' 'You be thrilled to ...
Caroline Anderson, Josie Metcalfe, Maggie Kingsley, 2009
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Literature and Education: Proposal of an English Literature ...
o Idioms about Happiness and Sadness IDIOM MEANING EXAMPLE To be thrilled to bits To be extremely happy He won the gold medal and was thrilled to bits To be on cloud nine To be extremely happy She was on cloud nine the day she ...
Esther de la Peña Puebla
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Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Dark Secret
'I know, and I'm sorry. Take no notice of me. Of course we'll make good parents.' When I told Auntie Lizzie I was going to have a baby and it was due the following March, my Auntie was thrilled to bits and couldn't wait to write to Mary to tell her.
Denise Buckley, 2012
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Face2face Upper Intermediate Teacher's Book with DVD
Be bold, and your colleagues will 10be thrilled to bits by the success that you bring. 1 Read the horoscopes. Who will have the best month, Geminis or Taureans? a be extremely happy or healthy 1 b be uncertain what to do c be your own fault ...
Chris Redston, Theresa Clementson, 2013
8
Their Miracle Baby (Mills & Boon Medical) (Brides of ...
It wasn't really planned, but actually we're thrilled to bits—or we would be, if it wasn't for you guys.' 'You be thrilled to bits,' Mike said gruffly, grabbing his brother and hugging him hard. 'It's fantastic news, and I really, really am pleased for you.
Caroline Anderson, 2008
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Literature and Education: Proposal of an English Literature ...
collected Full clause or sentence To cut a long story short To tell main points, not all details  Idioms about Happiness and Sadness IDIOM MEANING EXAMPLE To be thrilled to bits To be extremely happy He won the gold medal and was ...
Esther De La PeñA Puebla, 2012
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What My Mother Told Me
It took some persuading but in the end I got my way and became the youngest teacher in England passing the exam highly distinguished, thrilled to bits. I was so pleased and couldn't wait to start teaching, then got a job teaching at night ...
Madge Millard-Brawn, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THRILLED TO BITS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thrilled to bits is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boy meets boy and even grandmother is thrilled to bits
Early May, 57-year-old Padma Vishwanath placed a matrimonial ad in a newspaper seeking a suitable groom for her son: The ad was seeking '25-40, well ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jun 15»
2
"I'm very proud to be a Naani" - Hema Malini
Ahana's father Dharmendra too is "thrilled to bits" to see his youngest-born being blessed with a boy. Says Hema happily, "It all happened very smoothly and ... «Bollywood Hungama, Jun 15»
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Joe Root & Charlotte Edwards win ECB cricketer of year awards
Joe Root says he is "thrilled to bits" to win the England Men's Cricketer of the Year award for 2014-15, while Charlotte Edwards says she is "absolutely delighted" ... «BBC Sport, May 15»
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SunTrap star Bradley Walsh:'I was thrilled to bits to do a BBC comedy'
“I don't want to do the same thing all the time and I was thrilled to bits to do a BBC comedy,” says Bradley. “It's the home of British comedy. We also all had so ... «Express.co.uk, May 15»
5
Princess Charlotte's new baby blanket ready for delivery
"The wanted us to use local threads as well, so that put a bit of a limit on what we ... "We were just thrilled to bits and we're still pinching ourselves trying to figure ... «The Canberra Times, May 15»
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Jeff Lynne "Thrilled to Bits" to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Jeff Lynne was recognized for his many musical achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony held earlier today in front of the famous ... «WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM, Apr 15»
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Sunderland academy gets top praise from inspectors
Thrilled to bits... the latest Osted report for Barbara Priestman Academy has delighted ... complex needs, said she was thrilled with the outcome of the inspection. «Sunderland Echo, Mar 15»
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Trainer David Bridgwater 'thrilled' with The Giant Bolster
David Bridgwater is relishing a fourth crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with The Giant Bolster after declaring himself "thrilled to bits" with his stable star's latest ... «SkySports, Jan 15»
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Zooey Deschanel 'thrilled to bits' with first pregnancy
London, Jan. 14 (ANI): Zooey Deschanel has recently revealed that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik and the couple is very "excited" ... «ANINEWS, Jan 15»
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Strictly expecting! Pregnant Frankie Bridge pulls out of tour due to …
THE Strictly Come Dancing star is said to be "thrilled to bits" that she is pregnant. ... She gushed: "I'm thrilled to bits that we're expecting another baby – I just ... «Daily Star, Jan 15»

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