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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.


IN THE AIR means people have a general feeling or expectation that something will happen in the near future. This feeling among people is often not clearly defined. For example:

No one knew for sure what was going to happen that summer, but a change was in the air.

On the outside everyone seemed happy enough, but there was also a feeling in the air of being cheated.

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