Cloud Cuckoo Land


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Cloud Cuckoo Land

A nonexistent place of perfection, a utopia. This phrase comes from The Birds by the Greek dramatist Aristophanes, in which the birds decide to build a perfect city called Cloud Cuckoo City. Over the years “City” became “Land.”
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It is Heaton who is living in cloud cuckoo land - in fact (or should I say `in reality'?
Of course he''s right, I''m in cloud cuckoo land when I watch the huge transporters taking Nissan cars made in Sunderland out from the Tyne to our customers in Europe.
Many of us who dally dreamily in cloud cuckoo land were chastened at the great lady's analysis.
IF David Cameron, who looks like the Tories' best hope since Maggie Thatcher, thinks he's going to get away with not saying whether or not he took Class A drugs at university he's living in cloud cuckoo land.
Expecting him to twirl regularly round your flat, duster in hand and pinny around waist, is occupying cloud cuckoo land.
But Mr Miller must live in cloud cuckoo land if he really believes he has an automatic right to make money from his chosen hobby.
Anyone who believes terrorist plots can always be foiled is living in cloud cuckoo land, the head of MI5 said yesterday.
She is, with the greatest respect, living in cloud cuckoo land.
Jack, you live in cloud cuckoo land if you believe the EU benefits us.
I THINK Jane Davidson is living in cloud cuckoo land if she thinks these plastic carrier bags last between 500 to 1,000 years; they are so thin they fall to bits after six to 12 months, much faster in the sun.
Any pensioner who thought that they were going to go roaming about the country for nothing on the longdistance express buses is living in cloud cuckoo land.
JOE Riley is in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks that tackling the problem of feet on seats, smoking and idiotic behaviour on our trains is best achieved by doing absolutely nothing.
It is about time we climbed out of cloud cuckoo land and started to cut our cloth accordingly.
Actors from a Teesside theatre group are in Cloud Cuckoo Land ahead of their new play called The Birds.
A club insider said: "Bellamy is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks his behaviour has been forgotten.