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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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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.
See also: living, paradise
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I do agree with the writer that nowadays the so-called intellectuals advocating Arab nationalism are living in a fool's paradise. They don't even realize that their ideology has miserably failed.
If we think southern decision-makers will happily give us our share of forest- and mining-related research facilities, we are living in a fool's paradise. Southern medical schools tried to block NOSM and southern universities are tenaciously opposed to concentrating forestry and mining research and training in the North where it belongs.
The elements behind the dastardly attack are living in a fool's paradise. It is not easy to drive a wedge between Saudis.
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