a fool's paradise

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.
See also: paradise

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?
See also: paradise
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MULTAN -- Former prime minister and PPP stalwart Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that those who thought the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was dead lived in a fool's paradise.
ATTOCK -- Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad on Saturday said that those demanding resignation of the prime minister were living in a fool's paradise.
If we think southern decision-makers will happily give us our share of forest- and mining-related research facilities, we are living in a fool's paradise.
Those metrics run the risk of trapping leaders in a fool's paradise.
Public sector unions are in a fool's paradise if they think their members can continue to enjoy the type of gold-plated pension arrangements that seemed generous even 20 years ago.
The longer we remain in a fool's paradise, the tougher the future will be.
A Fool's Paradise By Nancy Flowers Wilson Flowers in Bloom Publishing, Marcli 2001, $14.
We in America have been living in a fool's paradise with our lax controls governing our borders and the influx of illegal aliens.
A fool's paradise of sorts, which attains hallucinatory clarity in his elaboration of a falling and fallen world enchanted by the capers of the commodity fetish.
Therein lie the two primary reasons why special interests growl with an insatiable appetite for access to the rule makers, and why artificial caps limiting expenditures to influence politicians are a fool's paradise.
He said history bore a witness to the fact that till date no freedom struggle had been defeated by oppression and tyranny and those who were daydreaming of defeating this sacred movement nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs were actually living in a fool's paradise.
LAHORE/GUJRANWALA -- Senior Leader of PML-N Ghulam Dastgir Khan Wednesday said those demanding resignation from Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif live in a fool's paradise.
Nancy Flowers Wilson is a freelance writer and author of A Fool's Paradise.
But anyone who thinks that cutting rates will be enough to restore confidence in the economy is living in a fool's paradise.
Gilani said those who were thinking about elimination of the PPP from main stream of politics were living in a fool's paradise.