Apr 01

Learn British English: cloud idioms visual

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Head in the clouds

If someone is being crazy and unrealistic, they have their “head in the clouds”:

“That guy’s constantly talking rubbish. He’s always got his head in the clouds.”


On cloud nine

If someone is “on cloud nine”, they are absolutely delighted about something:

“He’s been on cloud nine ever since she said she’d go out with him.”


Every cloud has a silver lining

This is a type of proverb which means every problem or bad situation has a positive aspect:

“I was really upset when she broke up with me, but I enjoy having more time to myself.”

“Well, you know that every cloud has a silver lining.”

“She lost her job but soon found something else she enjoyed doing.” “There’s your silver lining, then.”

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