IN HIGH SPIRITS
MEANING: very happy and excited
All the children were in high spirits on the last day of school.
The team returned in high spirits.
Lunch was punctuated by cheerful banter, with everyone in high spirits.
Gallipoli is a filmed tragedy, where the buoyancy, high spirits and beauty of youth are inevitably crushed by the forces of history.
Though in the prime of life, he still had the joyful high spirits of a young man, which he kept, I believe, into extreme old age.