Значение идиомы on top of the world

[on top of the world] or [sitting on top of the world] also [sitting on high cotton] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Feelingpleased and happy; feeling successful.

John was on top of the worldwhen he found out that he got into college.

When Ruth won firstprize in the contest, she felt as though she was sitting on top of theworld.

The girls were sitting on high cotton because theirbasketball team had won the trophy.

Compare: FLYING HIGH, WALK ONAIR.


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