(as) free as (the) air

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(as) free as (the) air

1. Unencumbered; without constraints or restrictions. The phrase means the same as "free," but with more emphasis. I'm as free as air this Friday! Do you want to meet for dinner? A: "Are you still with Brian?" B: "Nope, I'm single now—free as the air!"
2. Happy and untroubled. Betty must be free as air because I never see her in a bad mood.
See also: air, free

(as) free as (the) ˈair/as a ˈbird

completely free: You can’t imagine what it’s like to feel as free as the air. Nobody who hasn’t been in prison can imagine it.
See also: air, bird, free