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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: set the cock on the hoop 'to celebrate' (16-17 centuries)

cock-a-hoop

adjective
     
cock-a-hoop [not before noun] British English
pleased and excited about something, especially something you have done
cock-a-hoop at/about/over
Robert's cock-a-hoop about his new job.

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