Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

on a high

on a high
1) in a state of happiness or excitement or at a successful climactic point
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    • I was on a high after hearing the good news
  • Analysis

    To be 'on a high' means to be in a very good or elated mood or to experience a period of sustained excitement or exhilaration.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. After finally winning the major award, the actor decided to retire so he could go out on a high.
    2. I am on a high since I moved into my new house. I have never been happier.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Frank was on a high after he heard that he had got the promotion. He'd been working towards that for quite some time.
    2. I hope I can get this deal over the line before my contract runs out because I'd love to leave the company on a high.
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