head in the clouds


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head in the clouds

adjective Impractical, aloof, or fanciful to the point of being very unhelpful or counterproductive. That sort of head in the clouds thinking is not getting us any closer to a workable solution.
See also: cloud, head

head in the clouds, to have one's

Daydreaming, absentminded. In the clouds has been used figuratively to mean obscure or fanciful since the mid-seventeenth century. It was not until relatively recent times that a vague, dreamy person was said to have his or her head in the clouds. See also on cloud nine.
See also: have, head
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Later, I thought about this phrase, head in the clouds. It means a person not paying attention to what is happening around them, who's in his own thoughts, head filled with unrealistic ideas.
How it works is, head in the clouds thinks, common sense welds.
'Head in the clouds' is not idle, frivolous thinking.
Boosting maturing acts, for example, Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, 88 will make the following stride and dispatch their debut music celebration, Head in the Clouds, this September in Los Angeles.
You have had your head in the clouds for long enough now, and it's time to bring yourself back down to earth.