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Definition of "cock-a-hoop" []

  • Being in a state of boastful elation or exultation. (adjective)
  • Being askew. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cock-a-hoop" in a sentence
  • "When England, cock-a-hoop after their success in the 2005 Ashes, went to Australia for the rematch and were ritually humiliated to the tune of a whitewash, the response of the England and Wales Cricket Board was to commission the Schofield Report, the essence of which recommended root-and-branch restructuring of the way England approached touring, preparation, selection, fitness, the lot."
  • "The PGA is cock-a-hoop about the breadth and depth of the talent pile at 23 years and below at a time when Europeans occupy the top four places in the world rankings."
  • "The European Union would normally have been cock-a-hoop about the arrival of Estonia as the 17th member of the euro yesterday."