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一分钟英语:Happy as a Clam

English in a Minute – Happy as a Clam:非常高兴

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Clams are a kind of shellfish that live in sand or mud.

They are also apparently very happy creatures.

Happy as a Clam

So, how was your holiday weekend, Anna?

Jonathan, it was great.

I spent three whole days, alone, reading children's books.

I was happy as a clam!

Wow! Okay. You still look happy as a clam just talking about it.

To be "happy as a clam" means to be very joyful.

This idiom is a short form of an earlier expression: happy as a clam at high water.

During high tide, clams are safe from predators digging them up.

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