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be whistling Dixie
slang To have an unrealistic, usually overly optimistic, view of something. "Dixie" was a song popular among Confederate soldiers during the US Civil War and became associated with continuing to hope for the success of a lost cause. Primarily heard in US. You're whistling Dixie if you think we're making the playoffs this year.
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