light as air/a feather

(as) light as a feather

Exceptionally light in weight. The material in the coat is durable and waterproof, but feels as light as a feather. Don't worry, the box is big but it's light as a feather.
See also: feather, light

(as) light as air

Exceptionally light in weight. The material in the coat is durable and waterproof, but feels as light as air. Don't worry, the box is big but it's light as air.
See also: air, light

*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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