Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy as a Clam at High Tide

Clams are happy at high tide because they can't be harvested then. They can only be harvested during low tide. High tide also keeps other dangers away from the clams so if they had emotions they would be feeling happiness. (source)

Figuratively the phrase means that someone is happy because nothing awful or negative can touch them at that moment. 

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