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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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Support characters, especially Dwight's manipulative mom (Christine Estabrook), and Nikki's airy fairy boss Arturo (Arturo Brachette), are straight out of Sitcom Writing 101.
Because of this, don't instantly have them down as being airy fairy and not worth dealing with, this may not be the case at all.
IT may sound fleeting and airy fairy, but Cloud Nine Theatre Productions is now firmly rooted in the cultural life of the region.
When Lee first contacted me I thought it was a bit airy fairy but he's a really nice guy and a musician himself.
John Lewis has a pink Airy Fairy bed linen set, u30, with matching curtains, u49 for 136cm length and u59 for a 182cm length.
But now the prospect of going all the way to the top league is no airy fairy fantasy.
The only exception being if the grandchild is in mortal danger and the mother is too airy fairy to realise.
Rarely are you flash, for usually you are more interested in achieving tangible results, than other, more airy fairy considerations.
The magic comes from Joanna Swain as Airy Fairy, not exactly a traditional Fairy Godmother with her cropped hair, northern vowels and obsession with television.
Airy fairy ideas are all very well, but you are likely to leave the waxing lyrical side of things to others, while you search for hard and fast solutions.
Yet, one certain way to perpetuate difficulties is to put people on a pedestal that they are sure to fall from, or to pursue airy fairy schemes.
All this airy fairy talk of solar power, biofuels, wind power and wave power (note "wave" power is not tidal - wave power is wind dependent - ask any surfer - whereas tidal is moon gravity dependent), is all an expensive time-wasting distraction and utter nonsense to our vast energy needs.
They have been used to having their bodies to themselves for 30 years or more so the dancing is a sort of celebration and acknowledgement of what's happening, without wishing to get too airy fairy about it all," Stephanie said.
Invest in John Lewis's Airy Fairy bean bag for your little girl's bedroom.