be in the air

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be in the air

1. To be noticeable in a particular setting or group. A buzz of excitement was in the air as the organist started playing "Here Comes the Bride."
2. To be likely to happen soon. When I start to smell my neighbors' fireplaces at night, it feels like winter is in the air.
See also: air

be in the air

 
1. if a feeling, especially excitement, is in the air, everyone is feeling it at the same time There was excitement in the air as people gathered in the main square to hear the proclamation.
2. to be going to happen very soon The daffodils are in flower and spring is definitely in the air. I get the feeling that change is in the air.
See also: air