cock-a-hoop


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cock-a-hoop

 (kŏk′ə-ho͞op′, -ho͝op′)
adv. & adj.
1. In a state of boastful elation or exultation.
2. To one side; askew.

[From the phrase to set cock on hoop, to drink festively.]

cock-a-hoop

adj (usually postpositive)
1. in very high spirits
2. boastful
3. askew; confused
[C16: perhaps from the phrase to set the cock a hoop to live prodigally, literally: to put a cock on a hoop, a full measure of grain]

cock-a-hoop

(ˌkɒk əˈhup, -ˈhʊp, ˈkɒk əˌhup, -ˌhʊp)

adj.
1. boastfully elated.
2. askew; out of kilter.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cock-a-hoop - exhibiting self-importancecock-a-hoop - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
Translations

cock-a-hoop

[ˈkɒkəˈhuːp] ADJcontentísimo

cock-a-hoop

[ˌkɒkəˈhuːp] adjesultante, euforico/a
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