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on cloud nine (or seven)

Definition of on cloud nine or seven in English:

Extremely happy: I was on cloud nine once I had completed it
[With reference to a ten-part classification of clouds in which ‘nine’ was next to the highest]
More example sentences
  • Now I knew why he was so happy upon my entering, he was on cloud nine, and was ecstatic to have someone to share it with.
  • To play for the school team at cricket and football put me on cloud nine.
  • She was on cloud nine when she came home that evening,’ says her father.
ecstatic, rapturous, joyful, elated, blissful, joyous, beatific, euphoric, enraptured, in seventh heaven, transported, in transports, in raptures, beside oneself with joy/happiness, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, very happy
informal over the moon, on top of the world, walking on air, blissed out
Australian informal wrapped
See parent entry: cloud
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