on top of the world


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on top of the world

Elated; blissfully or triumphantly happy. I was on top of the world when I found out that I'd gotten an A on my hardest exam. Cathy has been on top of the world ever since she got that big promotion at work.
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(sitting) on top of the world

Fig. feeling wonderful; glorious; ecstatic. Wow, I feel on top of the world. Since he got a new job, he's on top of the world.
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on top of the world

Fig. feeling wonderful; glorious; ecstatic. Wow, I feel on top of the world. Since he got a new job, he's on top of the world.
See also: of, on, top, world
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on top of the world

Feeling very happy, delighted, as in She was on top of the world after her roses won first prize. This idiom alludes to the peak of success or happiness. [c. 1920]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on top of the world

COMMON If you feel on top of the world, you feel extremely happy. The combination of cold, crisp snow and warm sunshine makes you feel on top of the world. When she came back from that holiday she was so happy, on top of the world.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

on top of the world

happy and elated. informal
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on ˌtop of the ˈworld

very happy or proud: I’m on top of the world; I’ve just had a baby son.You’ll feel on top of the world after a good rest. OPPOSITE: down in the dumps
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on top of the world

Informal
In a position of great happiness or success.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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