Definition of in the air in English:

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in the air

Felt by a number of people to be happening or about to happen: panic was in the air you can tell there’s an election in the air
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  • Panic and terror could be smelt in the air and that sensation of worry clenched at his gut.
  • It is still not quite the real thing but it is getting closer, you can smell it in the air.
  • It is a bit more honest, I suppose, but means that there is no real magic in the air.
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