(to be) on cloud nine

Idiom Definition

"to be on cloud nine"

to be extremely happy, overjoyed or pleased

Idiom Definition - to be on cloud nine


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be on cloud nine

Two teenagers are talking ...

Teen 1:  Well?  Tell me!  Did you pass your driver's license test?

Teen 2:  Absolutely!

Teen 1:  You must be so happy to have your freedom.

Teen 2:  Happy?  That's an understatement.  I'm on cloud nine!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be on cloud nine

Two businessmen are talking ...

Businessman 1:  What's going on?

Businessman 2:  I thought I had lost all my files when my computer crashed.

Businessman 1:  And did you?

Businessman 2:  I thought so but I just managed to recover all the files.  Those files represented about four hundred hours of work, including that big project we are bidding on next week.

Businessman 1:  You are happy, then?

Businessman 2:  I am on cloud nine.  What a relief.

to be on cloud nine - Usage:


Alternate form:

To be floating on cloud nine.


to be on cloud nine - Gerund Form:

Being on cloud nine is a thrilling experience.

to be on cloud nine - Examples:

1)  And the response will be so positive that you'll be floating on cloud nine.

2)  But he is as practical and down-to-earth as the young Silvius is infatuatedly floating on cloud nine.

3)  I'm able to push myself and do things I have never done. I am on cloud nine I am so happy. I know it will never be easy but ...

4)  After umpire's school, I was on cloud nine.

5)  He couldn't believe the numerous kudos and congratulations he was receiving from all directions. He was on cloud nine and beamed every time he thought of the great things that lay ahead.

6)  After scoring, I was on cloud nine.

7)  And yes.... almost 2 weeks after referral and I'm still floating on cloud nine feeling like this!

8)  And with a seat close to the stage, I was on cloud nine.

9)  What a blessing! Of course you are still on cloud nine!

10)  Nearly every activity can make occupants feels like they're on cloud nine, including bathing and slumbering in the master retreat.

11)  Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal is on cloud nine!

12)  I saw them the next morning and they were on cloud nine! It was really great to see them so happy.

13)  In April of this year I was on cloud nine when I won a lottery spot to the 2013 race.

14)  You've crossed the relationship threshold with flying colours and are still basking on cloud nine, when your boyfriend asks you to come over for a Sunday dinner at his parent's home.

15)  By the end of the tour Sonia was hooked, returning to the UK on cloud nine believing that she had found her perfect match.

16)  When I found out all the buses were accessible, I was on cloud nine. I spent the whole week just getting on and off the bus.

17)  It's been hours since I finished reading The Quality of Mercy, and I am still on cloud nine.

18)  I was on cloud nine. I was buzzing, buzzing, buzzing.

19)  I was on cloud nine for weeks afterwards and couldn't top talking about it.

20)  When I met him, I was on cloud nine, floating in the air.