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a fool's paradise

A happy state that one inhabits for foolish, unfounded, or delusional reasons. We were living in a fool's paradise thinking that the financial successes of the early 2000s would last forever.
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fool's paradise

Fig. a state of being happy for foolish or unfounded reasons. I'm afraid that Sue's marital happiness is a fool's paradise; there are rumors that her husband is unfaithful. Fred is confident that he'll get a big raise this year, but I think he's living in a fool's paradise.
See also: paradise

fool's paradise

State of delusive contentment or false hope. For example, Joan lived in a fool's paradise, looking forward to a promotion she would never get. This expression was first recorded in 1462.
See also: paradise

a fool’s ˈparadise

a state of happiness which cannot last because something which you have not thought of is threatening to destroy it: You’ve been living in a fool’s paradise. How long do you think we can go on spending our money without earning more?
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The Fools Paradise tent is always a favourite at the festival," said Rae Hoole, Fools Paradise programmer.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the people who were demanding mid term elections were living in fools paradise while there was no chance of mid term elections in the country.
There will be a variety of street theatre, workshops and performers in the Fools Paradise tent and a wide variety of food will be available, with Cafe Tango - which goes to major shows like Glastonbury - setting up alongside Indian, Cajun, Mexican and Caribbean stalls.
QUETTA, January 19, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Central Chief of Balochistan National Party (BNP) Akhtar Jan Mengal has said that incumbent government is exact replica of past dictatorship regime of Musharraf while Baloch are granted with corpses of their loved ones and those expressing optimism about the success of packages must be living in fools paradise.
KARACHI, December 13, 2009 (Balochistan Times): State Minister Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol has stated that the people, who were crediting PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif for judges restoration lived in Fools paradise.
He said that those who were talking of cutting short the tenure of the PPP government were living in a fools paradise and are destined to be frustrated.
Such elements she said were living in fools paradise and all such conspiracies would be fizzled out with active cooperation of the masses.
Omar Abdullah should take the recent killings as glaring examples of misuse of powers by the armed force in the disguise of maintaining so-called law and order, he said and added that if the authorities believed that by shifting the security camps from one place to another would end the rights abuses, they were living in fools paradise.