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the man in the moon
An image on the visible surface of the moon likened to that of a person's face or body. My grandfather loved telling tall tales about the man in the moon coming down from the sky and making mischief while everyone is asleep.
the man in the moon1 the imagined likeness of a face seen on the surface of a full moon. 2 used, especially in comparisons, to refer to someone regarded as out of touch with real life.
2 1991 Sight & Sound You thought…you could mention even the most famous classic films as reference points in script meetings and not be looked at like the man in the moon.