Idiom – On top of the world

  • Idiom – On top of the world or Sitting on top of the world
  • Meaning – Feeling wonderful.  This idiom can be used when you are feeling ecstatic, glorious or delighted.
Other expressions featuring the world:
  • A world of good  (idiom) – If something will do you a world of good, it will be of great benefit to you.
  • All the time in the world (idiom) – To have an unlimited amount of time.
  • Best of both worlds (idiom) – To gain the benefits of two different things at the same time.
  • Dead to the world (idiom) –  Fast asleep.
  • End of the world (idiom) – A huge problem. This expression is often used in a sarcastic way.
  • Have the world at your feet (idiom) – To have a promising future.
  • Out of this world (idiom) – Wonderful or amazing.
  • It’s a small world – This expression is used when two people find they know someone in common. It can also be used if you meet someone in a faraway or unusual place.
  • The world is your oyster (idiom) – You are in a position to take advantages of all that life has to offer.
  • World-class (idiom) – Highly talented or rated.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • When your boyfriend proposes to you.
  • If you pass a difficult or important exam.
  • When you graduate from university.
  • You get a wonderful new job.
Example:
  • “I can’t believe that I’ve been promoted. I’ve been trying for years. I’m on top of the world!”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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