2013년 2월 27일 수요일

Dic: (be) in the air

  • There was great excitement in the air.
  • Love/Change/Spring is in the air.
  • Christmas was in the air. 
  • There was a sense of excitement in the air.
  • Change is in the air. 
  • Excitement was in the air.
  • There was a feeling in the air that it was time for a change.
  • Spring is in the air.
  • There's romance in the air.
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■ If something is in the air it is felt to be present, but it is not talked about.

■ a) in circulation; current, b) in the process of being decided; unsettled.

■ If something is in the air, you feel that it is happening or about to happen.

■ adv. on everybody's mind; in everyone's thoughts

■ a) if a feeling is in the air, a lot of people feel it at the same time. b) to be going to happen very soon.

■ Abroad; prevalent.

■ something is in the air: used for saying that people all have a similar feeling, especially a feeling that something exciting or new is happening.

felt by a number of people to exist or to be happening.

.... Cobuild, Collins, CALD, Wordnet, LDOCE, The American Heritage, Macmillan, OALD

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