on cloud nine

on cloud nine

In a state of extreme, euphoric happiness. Ever since Mary got her promotion at work, she's been on cloud nine. I don't think I've ever seen her happier!
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on cloud nine

Fig. very happy. When I got my promotion, I was on cloud nine. When the check came, I was on cloud nine for days.
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on cloud nine

Blissfully happy, as in Ever since he proposed to her, her parents have been on cloud nine. The exact allusion of nine in this term is unclear, and different figures, especially seven (perhaps alluding to seventh heaven), are sometimes substituted. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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on cloud nine

COMMON If you are on cloud nine, you are extremely happy because something very good has happened to you. I never expected to win, so I'm on cloud nine. When Michael was born I was on cloud nine. I couldn't believe this beautiful little boy was ours. Note: If someone comes off cloud nine, or comes down from cloud nine, they stop being so happy and start to deal with reality. For most, however, it will take some time to come off cloud nine. Note: This expression is probably derived from the numbered cloud categories used by the US Weather Bureau. Cloud nine, cumulonimbus, is the highest and occurs at about 30,000 ft. At this height and above, clouds consist of ice crystals rather than water vapour.
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on cloud nine

extremely happy.
On cloud nine refers to a ten-part classification of clouds in which nine was second highest. A dated variant of the expression is on cloud seven .
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on cloud ˈnine

(old-fashioned, informal) extremely happy: She’s been on cloud nine ever since she heard the news. OPPOSITE: down in the dumps
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