cloud number nine

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cloud number nine (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of cloud nine.
    • 1997, “All Mine”, in Portishead, performed by Portishead:
      From that cloud number nine / Danger starts the sharp incline
    • 2000 May, Eknath Easwaran, chapter 12, in A More Ardent Fire: From Everyday Love to Love of God, Tomales, Calif.: Nilgiri Press, →ISBN, page 142:
      Most of us do not think of excitement as a problem. After all, doesn't everybody like to be on cloud number nine? I agree: if we could stay on cloud number nine, life might be very pleasant. But, as all of us know, the cloud eventually evaporates. Then we not only come abruptly back to earth; we usually burrow right into its depths and hide – that is, we go into a depression.