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in the air [idiom]

When something is in the air you can feel it and you know it is happening or will happen soon.

 

Example: 

look at the new boss and all his plans. Change is in the air.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

4 be in the air

a) if a feeling is in the air, a lot of people feel it at the same time :
There was a sense of excitement in the air.
b) to be going to happen very soon :
Change is in the air.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

in the ˈair

felt by a number of people to exist or to be happening There's romance in the air.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

in the air

If something is in the air, you feel that it is happening or about to happen:

Love/Change/Spring is in the air.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
© Cambridge University Press 2013

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