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walk on air

To be in a state of extreme happiness. I've been walking on air ever since I got engaged!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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.

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
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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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

walk on air

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

walk on air, to

To feel exuberantly joyful. The expression calls up the image of floating, perhaps (originally) like an angel. John Keats, in his romantic poem “Isabella,” describes two lovers, “Parting they seemed to tread upon the air, Twin roses by the zephyr blown apart only to meet again more close.”
See also: on, walk
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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