cloud nine

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A state of happiness, elation or bliss; often used in the phrase on cloud nine.

Etymology:

  • The origin of sense 1 is uncertain; however, the following etymology has been suggested:
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He was on cloud nine for days after she agreed to marry him.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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