He is on top of the world. vs He is on high of the world.

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #714 [color=blue]“World-Related Phrases (1)”, question 1

He is so happy because he finally got that long-awaited promotion. He is on of the world.

(a) tip
(b) top
© high
(d) best

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #714 [color=blue]“World-Related Phrases (1)”, answer 1

He is so happy because he finally got that long-awaited promotion. He is on top of the world.

Correct answer: (b) top

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
He is so happy because he finally got that long-awaited promotion. He is on high of the world.
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why we don`t use (high) insteat of (top)

The English phrasal preposition is ‘on top of’. ‘On high of’ is not an English formation. Furthermore, ‘on top of the world’ is an English idiom meaning ‘elated’.

I thank you alot for your explanation

Hi Mouhannad,

Please note the correct spelling of the phrase ‘a lot’ and remember to put a full stop at the end of each sentence. Many thanks.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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I thank you a lot Mr. Toresten, and I will remember that.