On cloud nine – What’s the meaning?

Hey guys,

I am in such a good mood today. You might say that I am on cloud nine. Now, I am not sure how many clouds there are or who numbered them. However, I do know that ‘on cloud nine’ is a phrase that means to be really happy.

On Cloud Nine - Fun English Idioms

On Cloud Nine explained

In 1896 the International Cloud Atlas described ten types of clouds. The ninth one was the fluffy really soft looking ones called cumulonimbus. So, perhaps that was the one you would sit on if you were really happy.

In Buddhism,  Cloud Nine is one of the stages of the progress to enlightenment if you want to become a Buddha. This might be why the cloud nine is such a happy place to be.

Sadly, nobody is really sure why ‘on cloud nine’ is used to talk about being really happy. I am not going the let the fact that I don’t know this one ruin my happiness anyway. See you guys soon. Keep studying.

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