in the air


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in the air

Fig. everywhere; all about. There is such a feeling of joy in the air. We felt a sense of tension in the air.
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in the air

able to be felt or noticed Spring is in the air, and many people's thoughts are turning to travel.
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in the air

In addition to the following idiom, also see castles in the air; leave hanging (in the air); nose in the air; up in the air.

in the air

1. In circulation, in people's thoughts. For example, There's a rumor in the air that they're closing, or Christmas is in the air. [Second half of 1800s] Also see in the wind.
2. See up in the air. [Mid-1700s]
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in the air

Abroad; prevalent: Excitement was in the air.
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References in classic literature ?
Sometimes he poised himself in the air, listening intently, with his hand to his ear, and again he would stare down with eyes so bright that they seemed to bore two holes to earth.
In the meantime the rabbit danced above them in the air.
There were other run-ways and alleys where rabbits were hanging in the air, and the wolf-pair prospected them all, the she-wolf leading the way, old One Eye following and observant, learning the method of robbing snares--a knowledge destined to stand him in good stead in the days to come.
The crystals inside each packet neutralize odors inside and outside the vacuum, by eliminating unpleasant odors and leaving a fresh, clean scent in the air after vacuuming.
From pet smells to musty closets, Fresh-ins eliminate unpleasant odors and leave a fresh, clean scent in the air after vacuuming.
It's tough going against a team with the size they have in the air when they have such a strong throwing game," Saugus coach Seth Groller said.
And although many Muslim students say they feel less isolated at CUNY than they might on other campuses, the threatened tuition hikes and new tracking system have put a chill in the air.
Incinerators that reduce the volume of the waste stream by putting much of it in the air and concentrating the rest in ash that creates its own disposal problem, a nuclear weapons industry with a $150 billion cleanup bill, and agricultural practices that depend on chemicals that concentrate downstream are all aspects of our American willingness to forget about planning for tomorrow.
For example, by rotating a pair of footprints to face in the opposite direction from the last, a character can be made to spin in the air to land on the footprints correctly.
And they've seen flames swirl in the air and do things that you don't see on every fire.