light as a feather

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light as a feather

Extremely lightweight. This simile can be used to refer either to physical weight, as in This load is light as a feather, or to texture, as in This cake is light as a feather. [Mid-1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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