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happy-clappy

(ˈhæpɪˈklæpɪ)
adj
(Christian Churches, other) of or denoting a form of evangelical Christianity in which members of the congregation sing and clap enthusiastically during acts of worship
n, pl -pies
(Christian Churches, other) Also called: happy clapper an enthusiastic evangelical Christian

happy-clappy

- Refers to any Christian congregation that is extremely enthusiastic, loud, and musical.
See also related terms for loud.
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Here, in this typically happy clappy opener, she told us she wanted to cover "recipes that relax, restore, uplift and enrich" - and declared: "I believe with all my heart that what, and how, we cook can make us feel better and more alive.
A lot of them are smiley, happy clappy, she's not one of them.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday THE ultimate happy clappy musical has been on its gloom-defying tour for what seems like forever and a day and I can only say three cheers for that.
I had a reminder of this recently when someone asked me: "Do you do all that happy clappy, airy fairy stuff?
In my view the girl vocally was fantastic but I forget X Factor is not a singing competition it is a personality driven heavy happy clappy show, nothing to do with sheer quality performance.
The Germans like to call it a 'tischkicker' and not a 'fussball' table as the happy clappy fans of TV series 'Friends' are won't to call it, fact fans.
I found the church to be a very happy place and there is a lot of singing and clapping - it's happy clappy.
Slick-tongued happy clappy dancehall from the rhyme slinger who has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and has become the most successful Jamaican artist of all time in the US charts.
Yup, it took two and a half minutes and 10m [pounds sterling] that could surely have been better spent elsewhere to remind everyone in the most cloyingly happy clappy way possible what most of us learnt in primary school: it's good to share.
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Now I wondered who could resort to such happy clappy tactics but 8% of men said they did.