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High on life

Posted by Kersten on March 16, 2008 at 23:13:

Does anyone know when "high on life" was first used? Someone pointed out to me a radio commercial from the late 70s-early 80s that used the phrase. The commercial started out "I'm miserable, right? Right, well I got a right to be" and he takes a pill called life and he takes 2 more and he's not so miserable anymore, he was high on life... I don't know anything about what that commercial was for, but I was wondering if the term "high on life" was ever used before that.