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airy-fairy

Insubstantial or impractical; wishful, fanciful, and unrealistic. My mom always had these airy-fairy ideas of us all traveling around the world, but we never had enough money for it. I don't think you've thought through the logistics of implementing such an airy-fairy scheme.

airy-fairy

mod. insubstantial; of wishful thinking. I don’t care to hear any more of your airy-fairy ideas.
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Until now, reports an editorial review in the same issue of Nature Photonics, Airy beams have been generated through "linear diffraction" using tools that project a single colour of light through glass plates of varying thicknesses.
Source: The Bear Growl, Mount Airy High School, 2/24/10
The Mount Airy News has a circulation of 10,000, while the Elkin Tribune has a circulation of 6,000.
Similar, but thinner shapes, also part of the Airy function, extended parallel to the main parabola, the team reports in the Nov.
Lift autumn-sown onions when the bulbs are ripe and allow to dry before storing in a cool, airy place.
Such a story of triviality reflects not only a society that relishes a light and airy life defined by superficial values, feigned morality, callous indifference for others with whom it shares the planet, ignorance, and hubris but above all the extent to which its most respectable press has renounced any responsibility to enlighten the public about "minute particulars.
MUMOK is a hermetic, nearly windowless building that is anything but open and airy.
In Voices Airy, novelist Cahterine Karp takes her readers back to the troubled year of 1918 when America and the world were afflicted by two of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse--War and Pestilence.
A tour of the facility revealed that owner Isaac Laufer has invested a considerable sum in upgrading the dining area, with personalized tables, attractive flooring, a small cafe, and all open, airy look.
Its bitonal ostinato and airy, whimsical melodies floating above create a convincing aural equivalent of a mirage.
a small profile and sheet extruder with 125 employees in Mount Airy, N.
5 million loan from Susquehanna Bank of Mount Airy.
1Pot on young seedlings of winter flowering Pansies, and grow them in airy cool conditions to avoid mildew.
Well, first and foremost, Mount Airy was the boyhood home of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for the fictional TV town of Mayberry.
Ellington aficionados may be surprised how well the dreamy "Mood Indigo" works as a gospel-tinged soul song, or that the 1940 classic "Perdido" makes for airy acid jazz (with Ronnie Cuber's booming baritone sax solo saving it from becoming a little too airy).