être aux anges

“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:

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  • 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.

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