on top of the world

on top of the world

Meaning

  • in a good mood as everything is going well for you
  • feeling happy and delighted
  • feeling wonderful
  • feeling ecstatic

Example Sentences

  1. He was on top of the world after he won the World Marathon Championships.
  2. He was on top of the world after she agreed to marry him.
  3. Once she secured her new job opportunity in the hospitality industry, she could not hide it as she felt on top of the world.
  4. After her favorite football team won the finals, she felt on top of the world.
  5. After the final results came out, we felt on top of the world for making it.
  6. Before my interview day, I tried out my new suit and felt on top of the world.
  7. Anytime we won the hockey tournament at that age, we felt on top of the world.

Origin

The phrase “on top of the world” has been around since the 20th century. Many writers used it in their work. Therefore, it is inevitable that the phrase did not come from those plentiful On the Top of the World songs as the songs appeared soon after the phrase was at first instance in print.

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