Walking on Air

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Delighted, feeling exhilarated, elated, ecstatic

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  • This expression is relatively recent with origin in the 20th century. The idiom modified from the feeling down which means someone is depressed. On the other hand, feeling up means you are ecstatic. The highest point someone can be is up in the air. Thus, the idiom originated Walking on the air.
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Robert was walking on air when he got the job.

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walking on airvery happy
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