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Last updated at 11:35 GMT, Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Over the moon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smile as they look at an orchid.

St James' Palace has announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, are expecting their first baby. Photo: Danny Lawson/Getty

Today's Phrase

If you are 'over the moon', you are extremely happy about something.

For example:

My husband and I are expecting our first baby next summer – we're absolutely over the moon!

Sarah was over the moon when she found out she'd got the job.

If England win the World Cup, I'll be over the moon!

Don't confuse it with

If you describe someone as 'over the hill', it means you think they are old and unable to do something.

Mum's bought Granddad a smartphone for Christmas. To be honest, I think he's a bit over the hill for new technology like that.

Interesting fact

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their first baby. The royal baby will be third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William.

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