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English definition of “be as high as a kite”

be as high as a kite

informal to behave in a silly or excited way because you have taken drugs or drunk a lot of alcohol: I tried to talk to her after the party, but she was as high as a kite.Drunkenness and sobrietyDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug to feel very happy and excited: I was a high as a kite when I heard I'd got the job.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingExcited, interested and enthusiastic Grammar:MeasurementsSee moreGrammar:Area: length, width, depth and heightWe use the nouns length, width, depth and height and the adjectives long, wide, deep and high to talk about area and size:See moreGrammar:Weight and volumeWe use the verb weigh to measure weight:See moreGrammar:Frequency, speed, timeWe use many different expressions to describe frequency, speed and time. Here are some of them:See more
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