float/walk on air

float on air

Fig. [for someone] to feel free and euphoric. I was so happy, I was floating on air. Mary was floating on air after she won first prize.
See also: air, float, on

walk on air

Fig. to be very happy; to be euphoric. Ann was walking on air when she got the job. On the last day of school, all the children are walking on air.
See also: air, on, walk

walk on air

Feel elated or exuberantly joyful, as in She was walking on air after she found out she'd won the teaching award. This metaphoric term likens feeling happy to floating. [Late 1800s]
See also: air, on, walk

walk on air

feel elated.
1977 Bernard MacLaverty Secrets ‘I'm sure you're walking on air,’ my mother said to Paul at his wedding.
See also: air, on, walk

float/walk on ˈair

(informal) be very happy about something: When I passed my driving test, I was walking on air for days.
See also: air, float, on, walk

walk on air

To feel elated.
See also: air, on, walk