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Happy as a Clam to Have Your Ear

"Happy as a clam" is a shortened form of an old idiom, "happy as a clam at high tide." Just as you might suspect, early Americans decided that clams are happiest when they're undisturbed. It's one of many idioms that have left behind their full phrasing.

Copyright 2006 NPR

John Ciardi