“Être aux anges” is a French expression that literally means “to be with the angles. Another French equivalent is “être au septieme ciel” or “to be in seventh heven”. English translations include the following:
- be beside oneself with joy
- to be over the moon
- to be ecstatic
Here are some sample sentences:
- Elle était aux anges quand elle a appris qu’elle allait être grand-mère. She was over the moon when she found out she was going to be a grandmother.
- J’etais aux anges quand j’ai gagné à la loto. I was ecstatic when I won the lottery.