walk on air


walk on air
verb
feel extreme happiness or elation (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑exult, ↑be on cloud nine, ↑jump for joy
Derivationally related forms: ↑walking on air, ↑exultant (for: ↑exult), ↑exultation (for: ↑exult)
Hypernyms: ↑rejoice, ↑joy
Hyponyms: ↑wallow, ↑rejoice, ↑triumph
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Sam and Sue walk on air

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walk on air
To be exultant or light-hearted
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Main Entry:walk

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I
feel elated
II
see air

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float/walk on ˈair idiom
to feel very happy

Most couples feel they are walking on air on their wedding day.

Main entry:airidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • walk on air — {v. phr.}, {informal} To feel happy and excited. * /Sue has been walking on air since she won the prize./ * /His father s compliment left Jed walking on air./ Compare: ON CLOUD NINE, ON TOP OF THE WORLD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • walk on air — {v. phr.}, {informal} To feel happy and excited. * /Sue has been walking on air since she won the prize./ * /His father s compliment left Jed walking on air./ Compare: ON CLOUD NINE, ON TOP OF THE WORLD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • walk on air — ► walk (or tread) on air feel elated. Main Entry: ↑air …   English terms dictionary

  • walk\ on\ air — v. phr. informal To feel happy and excited. Sue has been walking on air since she won the prize. His father s compliment left Jed walking on air. Compare: on cloud nine, on top of the world …   Словарь американских идиом

  • walk on air —    When you are happy or excited because of a pleasant event that makes you feel as if you were floating, you are walking on air.     Sophie has been walking on air since her painting won first prize …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • walk on air — feel happy and excited She has been walking on air all morning since she heard that she had passed her exams …   Idioms and examples

  • walk on air — to be very happy. Editors of the school s newspaper were walking on air when they heard that the Tigers News was judged the best in the country …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk on air — feel as if one is in the clouds, feel the rising of the wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air — ► NOUN 1) the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen. 2) the open space above the surface of the earth. 3) (before another noun ) indicating the use of aircraft: air travel. 4) the earth s… …   English terms dictionary

  • air — [er, ar] n. [ME < OFr < L aer < Gr aēr, air, mist] 1. the elastic, invisible mixture of gases (chiefly nitrogen and oxygen, as well as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, neon, helium, etc.) that surrounds the earth; atmosphere 2. space… …   English World dictionary


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