Be in high feather

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Be in high feather to be greatly elated or in high spirits
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feĆ°er; Ger. feder; L. penna, Gr. pteron.

Usage

In literature:

He had the sensation of being whirled high in the midst of an uproar and as powerless as a feather in a hurricane.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad
She was in high feather, not adequately to be expressed by the plumes, and at once she told him why.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Cavanaugh was in high feather for several reasons, the main one being that the whole affair was to be capped by a wedding at the farm-house.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Here were fortunes made easily enough, with plenty more to be made in the same way, and the gang were in high feather over their success.
"True Detective Stories" by Cleveland Moffett
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