away with the fairies


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away with the fairies

Seeming eccentric, distracted, or a bit crazy. I can't follow what your mom is talking about—it's like she's away with the fairies all of a sudden.
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away with the fairies

If you describe someone as being away with the fairies, you mean that they are crazy, have foolish or unreasonable opinions or do not notice things around them. She's very sweet and everything, but mentally, she's away with the fairies.
See also: away, fairy

(away) with the fairies

giving the impression of being mad, distracted, or in a dreamworld.
See also: fairy
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Usually we're away with the fairies long before half-time, blanking out the drab fare on offer.
Julie also finished sixth in a pre-novice section at Isleham on the bay mare Away With the Fairies III, whom she last evented in 2004.
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The story that Bridget Cleary had gone away with the fairies corresponded to a model familiar to the Catholic middle class in the verbal art of their servants, and perhaps of their old people, but when it was used as propaganda against them, they needed urgently to repudiate it.
For more call 09050 700 446 Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 WHEN someone thinks you're so away with the fairies you won't notice what they are up to, it makes you laugh - like you miss a thing.
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And if you haven't And if you haven't heard from me by next heard from me by next week it's safe to assume week it's safe to assume I'm away with the fairies I'm away with the fairies after taking a gulp of after taking a gulp of unboiled H2O.
The 53 year-old Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) has faced criticism that he may be away with the fairies.
The Premier League, by contrast, is away with the fairies.
You are indeed away with the fairies if you think that because something is decreed or even made mandatory, that the public will simply follow and you incredibly use the adoption of seat belts as an example.
JEEV MILKHA SINGH is away with the fairies at the moment having just become a father for the first time and the Indian's stay in the Arizona desert for the Accenture World Match Play is unlikely to be a long one.
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i The organisers transform the parkland around Rode Hall Estate, just outside Leek in Staffordshire, into magical glades, such as the Spellbound Forest, Peekaboo for babies, Away with the Fairies for little girls and the High Seas for pirate boys.
I suspect there will be few all-nighters and a minimum of folk will go barmy or be away with the fairies, which I have always thought to be a lovely expression.
That's the thing about this whole sorry saga - Allam is away with the fairies if he honestly believes one word will make Hull sexy in Singapore, cool in China and hot in Hong Kong.