happy as a pig in shit

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happy as a pig in shit

  1. (chiefly UK and Ireland, idiomatic, vulgar) Extremely happy; obviously satisfied and carefree.
    • 1998 March 6, Nick Hasted, "Film: Will movies kill the soundtrack star?," Independent (UK) (retrieved 6 Aug 2014):
      He's "happy as a pig in shit". "This is what I really enjoy, working with film-makers," he says.
    • 2002 Jan. 12, Michael Billington, "Culture: ‘It's like being in love’," Guardian (UK) (retrieved 6 Aug 2014):
      And he pays generous tribute to Noble who, he says, actively encouraged him . . . to venture further into the classics with Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Henry IV. "Speaking purely as a director, I was happy as a pig in shit."
    • 2013 Sept. 6, David Wroe, "Abbott adviser handed new paid role as envoy," The Age (Australia) (retrieved 6 Aug 2014):
      "I am as happy as a pig in shit—you can quote me on that—doing what I'm doing at the moment."
    • 2014 Aug. 5, Megan Reynolds, "Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments," The Frisky (US) (retrieved 6 Aug 2014):
      Beauty products are the one thing that I waste my money on. Give me a hundred bucks and plop me in the nearest Duane Reade, and I’m happy as a pig in shit.

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