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
More example sentences
- 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.