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be whistling Dixie
slang To have an unrealistic, usually overly optimistic, view of something. "Dixie" was an anthem of the Confederacy, the losing side of the US Civil War. Primarily heard in US. You're whistling Dixie if you think we're making the playoffs this year.
be whistling Dixie(American informal)
to talk in a way that makes things seem better than they really are (usually negative) We're really making money these days and I'm not just whistling Dixie.