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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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a fool's paradise

A happy state that one inhabits 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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be living 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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fool's paradise, a

Bliss based on illusion, ignorance, or misunderstanding. The expression dates from the fifteenth century, when it appeared in print in William Paston’s letters (1462: “I wold not be in a folis paradyce”). It recurs again and again, in numerous sixteenth-century sources (including Pettie, Lyly, and Shakespeare), and was certainly a cliché by the time George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Beguiling tedious hours with romances and fairy tales and fools’ paradises” (Misalliance, 1910).
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Continuing with Sri Lanka, Susanne Pichler asks '"But are we not all refugees from something?": Projections of Paradise in Romesh Gunesekera's Reef'.
Sail Paradise is evolving as an exciting new regatta in southeast Queensland, catering for the widest possible range of sailboats--from offshore racing keelboats and cruising yachts to multihulls and sport boats.
The essays of the first half (Part I: Paradises of Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins) address the New Testament, Philo, Pseudo-Philo, Josephus, and the Gospel of Thomas.
On the opposite end of the Paradise continuum is Professional Prison.
"We chose to work with HCC as they demonstrated a high level of creativity and were spot on with right messages for the Lost Paradise of Dilmun," said Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park general manager Paul Blunt.
Having known each other for many years and played countless gigs on the same bill, Daz and Andy finally banded together to create their own brand of chilled out folk and Sal Paradise was born.
Mapping paradise presented a series of unique problems, not the least of which stemmed from how to translate the few but crucial details supplied by Genesis.
The Pompano Beach, Fla.-based grower has created a new box and PLU sticker for each Paradise product featuring hot colors to attract the consumer and evoke a sense of the tropics.
The book's strangely shallow prologue--parsing present-day advertising hawking vacations to Paradise as a way of accessing past conceptions of an irretrievable Eden--does not represent Scafi's talents or methodological rigor well.
Written by Mario Jacoby, a senior Jungian is a psychological treatise concerning the concept of Paradise. From the role that the idea of Paradise plays in the psychological qualities of the mother-infant bond and child development, to a close analysis of the Biblical tale of Paradise and the Fall, to links between the Jungian individuation process and the legends and myths of Paradise espoused by various cultures, Longing for Paradise deeply scrutinizes the complex interplay of human belief and thought processes.
"The Milk of Paradise" is a gripping, disturbing novel about an addicted physician's struggle against self destruction.
Healdsburg, Calif.-based Jungle Products introduces Paradise Oil Blends featuring Macadamia Nut Oil in three varieties.
The title of the story is obviously ironic, since their island is far from paradise. Yet, there are glimpses of that paradise, in the beauty of the wilderness and in the new beginning in the garden parallel with Pierre and Marguerite being a kind of Adam and Eve.
Our partners saw in the EHP Focus article "Paving Paradise: The Peril of Impervious Surfaces" (Frazer 2005) the statement on page A459: "Asphalt is one concern, as it contains coal tar pitch, a recognized human carcinogen...." Our partners asked us if we could help them address this statement.