dream away

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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.
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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!
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'You can blind them through pellet guns but you cannot snatch their dreams away.' He said that Modi was previously the 'butcher of Gujarat', but now he has become the 'butcher of Kashmiris' as well.
Since then, women increasingly moved to the capital city chasing their dreams away from remote and stagnant governates, taking on their entire personal responsibilities upon their own shoulders.
Do I stay with someone out of duty when we are not married and doing so takes my own dreams away? I'm torn between what is selfish and what is sensible.
In the end, both men triumph -- McAllister with a truthful, ultimately uplifting film, and Steve, who refuses in the end to just pack his dreams away.
"I'm just glad I can say that getting married at 20 and having a son at 21 does not mean you have to throw your dreams away. No matter what is happening in your life, it is never too late to chase your dreams.
Matthew's dad said: "He had a promising rugby career in front of him and they have taken his hopes and dreams away from him."
Four friends are helping children across the island sleep peacefully throughout the night by creating a colourful collection of catchers ancient Native American Indian tribes believed helped keep bad dreams away.
"In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold." - Ben Aaronovitch
Which of the contestants will impress their mentors, and who will have to put their dreams away for another year?
He said of that work: "I feel my dreams came true but these kids are so unfortunate to have a bad start, but there's no need to take their dreams away.
A group of girls from Leyte province temporarily forgot their tragic experiences in typhoon Yolanda after Young visited the Redemptorist Church in Tacloban City yesterday and reminded them not to let the devastation brought by the storm wash their dreams away.
But now it's 2013 and I'm playing for a wonderful team like Spurs and my aim is to win this game and perhaps to put my childhood dreams away."
From walking into Hampden at lunchtime on September 8, full of verve and optimism and "this time ..." to trudging out on Friday into a blizzard carrying our dreams away on every flake of snow.
But he decided at that young age that diabetes was not going to take his dreams away.