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On top of the world

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner prepares to make his freefall jump

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumps out of a capsule on the edge of space. Photo: Jay Nemeth/AFP

Today's Phrase

If you are on top of the world, you are extremely happy about something.

For example:

My boyfriend proposed to me last night – I'm on top of the world!

Angela was on top of the world when her boss gave her a promotion.

If my football team wins tonight, I'll be on top of the world – it's going to be such a tough match.

Don't confuse it with

If something is described as out of this world, it is extraordinary or extremely good.

You should try my mum's apple pie – the taste is out of this world!

Interesting fact

Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound. The daredevil jumped out of a balloon 24 miles above New Mexico, also breaking the record for the highest ever freefall. It took him under ten minutes to descend to earth, and he said that the experience made him feel very humble.

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