la-la land


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la-la land

1. Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated L.A.). This expression pokes fun at the alleged eccentricities of the city's inhabitants. For example, What do you expect? Frederick has lived in la-la land for ten years and it has rubbed off on him . [Slang; c. 1980]
2. A state of being out of touch with reality, as in I don't know what's going on with Amy-she seems to be in la-la land. [Slang; c. 1980] Also see cloud-cuckoo land; never-never land.
See also: land
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I don't think there is anyone sitting on any of the benches in parliament that is in any other place than la-la land.
But Johnny's piercing green eyes and the temptations of La-La Land soon seriously complicate matters.
And that goes for the hockey hotbeds, where people frequently talk about this place as LA-LA Land.
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Bel-Air, to Geoffrey's, 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; Lia's onetime boss, Roland Gibert from 72 Market Street in Venice to the private Jonathan Club; David Wolfe from the shuttered 2424 Pico to the Beach House in Santa Monica; Joseph Antonishek from Jean Georges in Manhattan to L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, joining wife Mako Antonishek in la-la land where she's the executive chef at Le Colonial in West Hollywood; Chris Blobaum from the Manhattan (Beach) Country Club to Cezanne in the new Le Merigot Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1740 Ocean Ave.
He convinced his Tribeca chef, Sebastian Carosi, and even one of his waiters to accompany him to the suburbs of la-la land where the sophisticated, traveled dwellers of Oak Park, North Ranch and other affluent neighborhoods would, hopefully, appreciate the trio's creative culinary and service efforts even more than those Portland rubes did.
Has La-la Land finally run out of Greek gazillionaire suitors?
Wipe on a tan: Folks in Omaha or Duluth probably don't care about maintaining their tan in February, but in la-la land it's as important as having the latest designer sunglasses.
LA-LA LAND VISA: Credit card issuer First USA is offering the ``Los Angeles Platinum Visa,'' a no-annual fee card that sports four images of the city.
In the la-la land of the school board, it makes sense.
Somehow, in scriptwriter la-la land, killing Danny means Jake is now secretly responsible for Ruby's welfare - which means bunging Charlie Slater pounds 500 a month for her upkeep and beating up any bloke who tries to talk to her.
SO Paul Fulford from La-La Land thinks that immigration has been good for our city?
SO THE all-powerful deities living in the bureaucratic La-La land aka the Home Office say it was wrong for Ryanair to allow an elderly retired teacher who, through no fault of his own, had his British passport stolen from a hotel safe to travel home with an alternative photo ID.
La-La Land Records will release the physical soundtrack album on January 27[sup.