(to be) sitting on top of the world



Idiom Definition

"to be sitting on top of the world"

to have the feeling that your life is excellent;

to have the feeling that everything is going very well

Idiom Definition - to be sitting on top of the world

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be sitting on top of the world

Bernie is so happy.  He had been having trouble in school but he pulled up his socks.  Now, Bernie is enjoying very good grades.  His teachers are treating him with more respect.  Bernie just received a raise in pay at his part time job and Bernie has a new girlfriend.

You could say that Bernie is sitting on top of the world.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be sitting on top of the world

Michelle has been working very very hard at her career for many years.  She rarely puts her feet up.  When Michelle made a sale that paid her $1,000,000 in commission, she felt like she ...

was sitting on top of the world.

 




to be sitting on top of the world - Usage:

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to be sitting on top of the world - Gerund Form:

Sitting on top of the world can bring a feeling that all is well in the universe.


to be sitting on top of the world - Examples:

1)  She is on top of the world.

2)  Are we on top of the world?

3)  You are sitting on top of the world when you enjoy success after success.

4)  I am sitting on top of the world when everything is going well in my life.

5)  He is sitting on top of the world when his girlfriend tells him that she loves him.

6)  She is sitting on top of the world when she buys five pair of shoes on sale.

7)  We are sitting on top of the world when we win the big game.

8)  You (all) are sitting on top of the world when you (all) receive promotions at work.

9)  They are sitting on top of the world when their hard work pays off.

10)  I was sitting on top of the world when the government announced new incentives for small business last week.

11)  Were you sitting on top of the world when the government announced new incentives for small business last week?

12)  We had been on top of the world last Wednesday until the announcement was made.

13)  Had she been on top of the world last Wednesday until the announcement was made?

14)  She had been sitting on top of the world all last week until the government increased small business tax.

15)  Had you been sitting on top of the world all last week until the government increased small business tax?

16)  You will be sitting on top of the world when you win the lottery tomorrow.

17)  Will you be sitting on top of the world when you win the lottery tomorrow?

18)  You are going to have been on top of the world for a while by the time the beggars arrive.

19)  Is he going to have been on top of the world for a while by the time the beggars arrive?

20)  I am going to have been sitting on top of the world for a week by the time everyone learns of the lottery winner.