bubble over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybubble over
he/she/itbubbles over
present participlebubbling over
past tensebubbled over
past participlebubbled over
  1. if a happy or excited feeling bubbles over, you feel it very strongly and usually show that you are feeling it

    His optimism bubbled over.

See also main entry: bubble