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dream come true

A wish or a goal that a person has wanted or achieved after a long time. Jessica has had a crush on David since she was a teenager. When he finally asked her out on a date, it was a dream come true. Some of my favorite organizations are the ones that make dreams come true for terminally ill children. Publishing this novel is really a dream come true. I never thought I'd see the day it happened.
See also: come, dream, true
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dream come true

Fig. a wish or a dream that has become a reality. My vacation to Hawaii was like a dream come true. Having you for a friend is a dream come true.
See also: come, dream, true
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dream come true, a

A wild fancy or hope that is realized. For example, Winning a trip to Paris is a dream come true.
See also: come, dream
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The Edinburgh mum-of-one said: ``Having my photo taken with Rod really was a dream come true.''