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To be on 'cloud nine' means you are extremely happy or blissful.
Example: For a few days after I heard I'd got the job, I was on cloud nine.
Did you know...? This idiom originates in the fact that weather experts classify cloud nine as a particular type of cloud that is white and fluffy and very high up in the sky. To be up high in the sky is likened to paradise or being happy.
Idiom with similar meaning: To be 'over the moon'
1. (verb) to officially and legally control a country and make all the decisions about taxes, laws, public services etc; to rule. Example: They elected new leaders to govern the country.
2. (verb) if rules, principles etc govern the way a system or situation works, they control how it happens. Examples: There is new legislation governing the export of live animals; The universe is governed by the laws of physics.
(Noun) - A planned series of actions for achieving something; skillful planning.
Example: The police force needs a new strategy for dealing with crime; The company developed a new business strategy.
Did you know...? The word 'strategy' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 200 most-viewed words last year.
(Noun) Something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting.
Example: John now faces the biggest challenge of his career / I decided to take up the challenge to climb Mount Olympus.
Did you know...? The word 'challenge' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 250 most-viewed words last year.
A verb is a word or group of words that describes an action, experience, or state, such as 'come', 'see', 'jump' and 'put on'. There are estimated to be more than 20,000 verbs in the English language. Here is a list of the top 25 verbs from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Noun - a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people.
Example Usage: We should discuss the issue of discrimination at our next meeting; We must resolve the issue with the neighbours.
Common Phrases: 'raise an issue', 'address an issue', 'resolve an issue', 'avoid an issue'
Did you know...? The word 'issue' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 50 most-viewed words of last year.