cloud nine

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Definition of cloud nine

: a feeling of well-being or elation usually used with on still on cloud nine weeks after winning the championship

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Examples of cloud nine in a Sentence

I've been on cloud nine ever since I landed my dream job.

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The musical Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is marching towards Broadway, and the group's Otis Williams is on, well, cloud nine about how things are going with it so far. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Otis Williams on the Success of 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations' Musical and the Group's New Album," 2 July 2018 Both sides will be on cloud nine after their previous victories, so this one is poised to be a clash of epic proportions. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: France vs Belgium - Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Predictions & More," 9 July 2018 This former Victoria’s Secret Angel is back on cloud nine! Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart Is Engaged to German Soccer Player Kevin Trapp," 5 July 2018 Despite being on cloud nine after Jorge Sampaoli's side qualified for the last 16 of the competition, Messi still had time to complete another round of media duties before heading back to the team's hotel. SI.com, "VIDEO: Lionel Messi Stuns Reporter With Incredible Heartwarming 'Good Luck Charm' Gesture," 27 June 2018 Bridges and his entire family were on cloud nine after the Sixers made the initial pick. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "Sixers coach Brett Brown admits 'human side' of Mikal Bridges trade was 'disturbing'," 22 June 2018 Basically, Grande and Davidson are on cloud nine about each other. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Is Ariana Grande’s New Perfume Inspired by Her Love for Pete Davidson?," 18 June 2018 After the match, Pallotta found himself in a large courtyard with hundreds of Roma fans who were still on cloud nine after their win. SI.com, "WATCH: Roma Owner Pallotta Celebrates Historic Barcelona Win by Jumping in Fountain," 11 Apr. 2018 Swansea City's latest hero, Sam Clucas, will still be on cloud nine following his brace in an incredible 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Tuesday night - a result which lifted the Swans off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation zone. SI.com, "From Lincoln to Landore: Swansea Hero Sam Clucas Reveals Humble Origins & Endless Rejections," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cloud nine

1959, in the meaning defined above

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