happy as a sandboy or jolly as a sandboy very happy; high-spirited

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Examples from the Web for sandboy

Historical Examples of sandboy

  • You'll get into it by-and-by, you see if you don't, and be as jolly as a sandboy.

    Vice Versa

    F. Anstey

  • But I've seen her, and everything's all right, and I'm as happy as a sandboy.

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke

  • But indeed, Philip, so far as I can see, you seem to be as jolly as a sandboy.

  • She'd just settle down for half a moment and then fly up again as merry as a sandboy.'

    The House That Grew

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • Well, and Vera said, 'Here's Luce lying tucked up as jolly as a sandboy, why shouldn't we be jolly too?'

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann