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Difference between Be in the clouds and Be on cloud seven

be in the clouds —(also: be in the skies) be given to daydreaming; not act according to the realities of life:

  • I’m so practical, a little too solid perhaps, while you are, and always will be, in the clouds.

Note: The expression is not antonymous in meaning to the phrase drop from the clouds(also: drop from the skies) appear unexpectedly as if by magic:

  • We were fired upon from behind houses and barns by marksmen, who seemed to “drop from the clouds.”

be on cloud seven —(also: be on cloud nine) be extremely happy or euphoric:

  • She was on cloud seven. Gary was the prize catch who could have had any girl he wanted, but he asked her, instead.