Walking on Air

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Delighted, feeling exhilarated, elated, ecstatic

Etymology:

  • 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.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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walking on airvery happy
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Går på luft

अत्यधिक प्रसन्नता की स्थिति

berjalan di udara

空中を歩く

เดินบนอากาศ

đi bộ trên không

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