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dream away

To waste time absorbed in fantasies. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dream" and "away." You'll be up all night doing your book report if you just lay around and dream away the day.
See also: away, dream
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dream something away

Fig. to waste away a period of time having fantasies. I just want to sit in the sun and dream the day away. Don't dream away your life!
See also: away, dream
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"On reflection I think he took that smile and dream away from me with his actions and breaking the trust.
You should try to conserve your energy, have a lay down, and dream away the hours.
"For someone to just come and rip our dream away this way, it's sad.
Christmas Feelings CHRISTMAS Eve and it's starting to snow, As we reminisce by the fire's warm glow Thinking of the emptied chairs of those we still miss Whilst under the mistletoe we steal a kiss, Our restless children upstairs dream away Of reindeer, jingles and Santa's sleigh, Christmas fayre on the table awaiting tummies to fill As tree lights twinkle on the window sill, It's Christmas day and downstairs we all tumble Excitedly opening parcels whilst with the paper we fumble Turkey and pudding eaten heartily are now cleared away Crackers pulled, chocolates opened, what a great day.
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"You don't get many chances at World Cups and a quite controversial refereeing decision - which, at the moment, is quite regularly given as a yellow card - took our dream away from us.
The feature documentary selections from MENA include Dream Away by Marouan Omara and Johanna Domke (Egypt), which takes viewers through different sites in Sharm El-Sheikh in an examination of the tourist trade there.
"I want it really badly because I've been working whole my life as a metapelet and I lock my childhood dream away. Maybe this is the only way that I can change my profession from metapelet to singer," she surmised on VTR.
So, while the rest of us dream away unbothered, this intriguing debate is likely to remain open for some time to come.
To date, with an exception of a free trade area, other high stages remain a dream away. This pessimism is based on historical postponements and an indefinite timeframe for a customs union.
We can dream away about how we'd like to play the game of rugby but the reality is, in the modern game, if you don't get the contact area right you can dream all you like, it's fantasy, fairytales won't come true.
The tracks are "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Time to Fly", "Everyday Lullaby", "Railroad Bill", "No Worries", "The Dream Is You", "The Stars Are Waiting", "Dream Away", "In Belgian Rain", "Rock-a-Bye Baby", "Nabiya", and "Beautiful Dream".
The first time that I heard an explosion, I was 11 years old, when a militant Boko Haram was still a fanatic's dream away. That Sunday a decade ago, shells began to go off in the Ikeja military cantonment after a fire spread to a poorly maintained munitions cache.
WOOD Lyn Our dearest Mum, there is no more pain for you to fear, so dream away and rest my dear love always, David, Patricia, Molly Rose, and Susan xxxx YEMM Paul Passed away Monday May 7th.
Wade, now entering ripe middle age, made sure that no protection would surround the very least and most vulnerable among us--black, Hispanic, or white--who dream away silently in their uterine cradles.