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In circulation, in people's thoughts. For example, There's a rumor in the air that they're closing, or Christmas is in the air. [Second half of 1800s] Also see in the wind.

2

See up in the air. [Mid-1700s]

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Other Idioms and Phrases with in the air (2 of 2)

in the air

In addition to the following idiom, also see castles in the air; leave hanging (in the air); nose in the air; up in the air.

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