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trouble in paradise

cliché Stress, difficulty, unhappiness, or discontentment in what is thought to be a happy or stable situation, often a marriage or romantic relationship. I think that's David's husband over there flirting with the bartender. Surely there isn't trouble in paradise already? It looks like there might be trouble in paradise for the tech giant, as news is leaking of a major internal power struggle within the company.
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live in a fool's paradise

To be in a happy state 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.
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paradise (on earth)

Fig. a place on earth that is as lovely as paradise. The retirement home was simply a paradise on earth. The beach where we went for our vacation was a 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.
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be living in a fool's paradise

If someone is living in a fool's paradise, they believe wrongly that their situation is good, when really it is not. Anyone who believes that this deal heralds a golden new era for the European air traveller is living in a fool's paradise. Note: You can also use a fool's paradise on its own to mean a situation where someone thinks things are good, but really they are not. Mrs Deedes looks much happier. But surely hers is a fool's paradise.
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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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References in classic literature ?
It was soon after this third marriage that Paradise Lost was finished and published.
People now came to visit the author of Paradise Lost, as before they had come to visit great Cromwell's secretary.
This Gowan when he had talked about a Paradise, had gone up to her and taken her hand.
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas -- It has been one year since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf States and changed the lives of thousands of families.
Paradise Datacom is unique in being the only commercial satellite equipment manufacturer with fully independent design, manufacturing and support facilities in both Europe (Witham, UK) and North America (Boalsburg, Pennsylvania).
Marjara divides his labors into three movements: a general section that establishes Milton's relationship to Aristotelianism and Renaissance scientific breakthroughs; a section devoted to the physics of Paradise Lost; and a final section called Milton's Philosophy of Nature.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is the flagship resort of Kerzner International (NYSE:KZL), a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels.
Ubisoft is committed to introducing the most innovative adventure games in the industry and continues that tradition with Benoit Sokal's Paradise," said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft.
Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun (owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona) and Paradise Casino Arizona and Paradise Casino California (owned and operated by the Quechan Indian Nation) are the latest in a growing list of world-class gaming companies that are leveraging the power and flexibility of CDI's CasinoCAD(C) analysis program.
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After arriving on Paradise Island, the dolphins were transported immediately to a spacious saltwater acclimation habitat in Nassau Harbour, where they will reside for the next year.
We're excited to be working with Programmer's Paradise," said Christopher Lank, President and CEO of Ivis Technologies.
John Restivo, Chief Executive Officer of Paradise Datacom, said, "The Evolution Modem Redundancy Switch System combines communications protection and efficiency in a compact, low-cost package.