a spring in someone's step

used for saying someone looks as if they are happy and full of energy

He walked with a spring in his step, happy to have arrived.


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  • (a) spring in someone's step — a spring in someone’s step phrase used for saying someone looks as if they are happy and full of energy He walked with a spring in his step, happy to have arrived. Thesaurus: looking happysynonym Main entry: spring …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring — spring1 [ sprıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the season of the year between winter and summer: early/late spring last/this/next spring in (the) spring: In spring the garden is a feast of blossoms. a ) only before noun happening in spring or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spring — I UK [sprɪŋ] / US noun Word forms spring : singular spring plural springs *** 1) a) [countable/uncountable] the season of the year between winter and summer early/late spring last/this/next spring in (the) spring: The garden is so beautiful in… …   English dictionary

  • step — [[t]ste̱p[/t]] ♦ steps, stepping, stepped 1) N COUNT If you take a step, you lift your foot and put it down in a different place, for example when you are walking. I took a step towards him... She walked on a few steps... I followed her, five… …   English dictionary

  • Spring (television soap) — Spring is a Flemish Belgian television soap made by Studio 100 for children s channel Ketnet. Six seasons have been taped since the summer of 2002; the last ran from December 31, 2007 till March 2008. Season 1 *Spring is a dance school run by the …   Wikipedia

  • spring — spring1 W2S2 [sprıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(season)¦ 2¦(curved metal)¦ 3¦(water)¦ 4 spring in your step 5 full of the joys of spring 6¦(sudden jump)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(SEASON)¦ [U and C] the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • step — step1 [ step ] noun *** ▸ 1 movement of foot ▸ 2 one of series of actions ▸ 3 for walking up/down ▸ 4 stage/level on scale ▸ 5 between musical notes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a short movement made by putting one foot in front of the other: take/move …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spring — 1 /sprIN/ noun 1 SEASON (C, U) the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear: It was a cold, sunny day in early spring | the spring of 1933 | spring flowers 2 BED/CARS ETC a) (countable usually plural) something, usually a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • step */*/*/ — I UK [step] / US noun Word forms step : singular step plural steps 1) [countable] a short movement made by putting one foot in front of the other take/move a step: I am too tired to take another step. He moved a step nearer the two men. retrace… …   English dictionary

  • spring — 1. verb 1) the cat sprang off her lap Syn: leap, jump, bound, vault, hop 2) the branch sprang back Syn: fly, whip, flick, whisk, kick, bounce 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

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