Definition of 'in the air'
Example sentences containing 'in the air'
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Telephone calls cut out ; speech freezes in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is hard to convey the excitement and optimism in the air then. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They loop about in the air and may land on men with white shirts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The guests have been told they will be in the air for about eight hours. The Sun (2009)The cabin lights went on and off and the aircraft began to buck about in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it slid about in the air. CHARMED LIFE (1977)The circle looked like a giant smoke ring and hung in the air for about three minutes before vanishing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is excitement in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You're feeling happy and bubbly and you can almost taste the excitement in the air. The Sun (2015)There's excitement in the air but also hidden hurdles. The Sun (2015)Arriving before the concert began, we enjoyed the excitement in the air. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)He jumped for it and was about 12 feet in the air! The Sun (2009)And when we called on her, there was an excitement in the air. Christianity Today (2000)They hang about in the air, possibly expecting to be asked in for a cup of tea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can just feel the excitement in the air when the team is on a run to Wembley. The Sun (2014)The fine splinters still flew about in the air: and now we shall hear what happened next. Andersen's Fairy Tales (1874)I jumped about a foot in the air. The Sun (2011)I was privileged to be there for the first night and you could actually feel the excitement in the air. The Sun (2008)At one point he knelt on the wire and punched his fist in the air; he ran for the last few steps. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I was once on an aeroplane when there was a loud crack and we dropped about 20ft in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is excitement in the air but don't let your mood be affected as you can swing from negative to positive in the blink of an eye. The Sun (2015)Oh, and three: the average jet pack can stay in the air for only about half a minute at a time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At present they are courting, and you can see a pair tumbling about in the air, and sometimes looping the loop. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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