walking on air

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) feeling extremely happy

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If you are ’walking on air’, you are very happy or euphoric. The phrase ‘floating on air’ is also used.

French translation

être sur un petit nuage

How NOT to translate : *marcher sur l’air

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Examples in context

Elon Musk is already walking on air, never mind flying to Mars

Elon Musk’s spaceships to Mars can wait. His Tesla electric car company is already breathing thin air in the form of a $165bn valuation. The share price has doubled this year – yes, doubled in five weeks – and Tesla is now the world’s second most valuable car company.’

The Guardian, 4 Feb. 2020

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Everyday usage

I have been walking on air since I found out that I have been awarded a scholarship to study photography.

She was feeling like walking on air after hearing the news of her passing the exams.

b) proceeding carefully

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c) daydreaming

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