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What's the meaning of "счастья полные штаны"?

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I've heard this phrase in a Russian song. What does it mean? thanks

asked Jan 16, 2013 by strochka (530 points)

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Hi strochka,

Сча́стья по́лные штаны is a slang expression meaning "to be extremely happy" (literally: trousers full of happiness), often used ironically speaking about a third person.

For example,

У него́ про́сто сча́стья по́лные штаны! He´s really extremaly happy! Literally: His trousers are just full of happiness!

The neutral synonym of this expression is быть вне себя́ от сча́стья.

Kind regards,

Yulia Amlinskaya,

Russian Language Teacher.

answered Jan 16, 2013 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)
selected Jan 16, 2013 by strochka

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