In the bubble



adjective

In winning form; playing very well; in the zone, on a roll

[mid-1980s+ Sports; said to have been the reply of basketball player Julius Erving when he was asked what a winning streak felt like]

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  • In the bucks

    adjective phrase Having money, esp a lot of it; in funds; flush, loaded: right after Christmas and we’re not in the bucks (1920s+)

  • In the buff

    adjective phrase Naked; bare-ass, buck naked, in the altogether: There we stood, in the buff and abysmally embarrassed [1960s+; in buff, ”in the bare skin,” is found by 1602] see: in the altogether



  • In the case of

    Regarding, in the matter of, in that instance. For example, In the case of James, they decided to promote him to the next grade. [ Late 1300s ] Also see: in case, def. 2.

  • In the catbird seat

    Related Terms sit in the catbird seat



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