English Idiom – On cloud nine

Meaning – Extremely happy. The English idiom on cloud nine is used to express a state of extreme happiness and elation. It is usually used to describe a feeling of joy that is so intense that it is almost surreal.

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Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You’ve just won the lottery.
  • You have passed an important English exam.
  • A friend has given you some amazing news.
  • Your football team has won the World Cup!

Example:

  • “After finding out she was pregnant, Emily was on cloud nine.”

In The News:

Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Emiliano Martinez on cloud nine after reaching World Cup final

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.