New expressions

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Aug 17, 2011 20:59 expression
I learned some new expressions today. One of them is "have one's head in the clouds". It means to be unaware of what's going around you because you're daydreaming. Fore example, when a teacher asked him an question after his lecture, he couldn't answer it, because he was his head in the clouds and didn't listen to him.
I'm sure English has a great deal of various expressions, and sometimes I just can't simply get a meaning of a phrase. "On cloud nine" is a good example, which means like extremely happy and excited. I looked it into a little bit. It comes from a term of weather forecast, referring to clouds classified cloud nine go up very high.
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