light as air/a feather

*light as a feather

 and *light as air
Cliché light in weight; [of cakes and pastries] delicate and airy. (*Also: as ~.) Carrying Esther from the car to the house was no problem; she was as light as a feather. What a delicious cake, Tom! And light as air, too.
See also: feather, light

light as a feather

Extremely lightweight. This simile can be used to refer either to physical weight, as in This load is light as a feather, or to texture, as in This cake is light as a feather. [Mid-1500s]
See also: feather, light

light as a feather

If someone or something is as light as a feather, they weigh very little. `Put me down,' I said. `I'm too heavy.' `Light as a feather,' he retorted, ignoring my request. Although it was a large package, it was as light as a feather.
See also: feather, light

(as) light as ˈair/a ˈfeather

weighing very little; very light: I love this jacket — it’s really warm but it’s as light as a feather.Her sponge cakes are as light as air. OPPOSITE: weigh (half) a ton
See also: air, feather, light
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