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fantasy football

An online activity in which people "draft" American football players, typically from the NFL, to form their own fictional teams. They then earn points for the actions their players take in games in real life. How many points does your fantasy football team get if one of your players scores a touchdown? Our fantasy football draft is tonight at 7:00—don't forget!
See also: fantasy, football

fantasy life

A manner of living that ignores or is separate from reality, as through imagination, delusion, or vicarious means. She's a timid girl until she takes the stage at the local bar. That's when she lives her fantasy life as a wildly attired Lady Gaga cover singer. You need to get out of this fantasy life, John. Martha divorced you—she's not coming back. Video games create a fantasy life unlike anything you can find in the real world.
See also: fantasy, life

flight of fantasy

An imaginative but unrealistic idea. No one took his campaign for office seriously because his proposed solutions to problems were filled with flights of fantasy.
See also: fantasy, flight, of

live a/(one's) fantasy life

To spend one's time living in a manner that ignores or is separate from reality, as through imagination, delusion, or vicarious means. She's a timid girl until she takes the stage at the local bar. That's when she lives her fantasy life as a wildly attired Lady Gaga cover singer. I'm afraid you're living a fantasy life if you think your wife is going to change her mind about the divorce papers. You did cheat on her, man. Video games let you live out a fantasy life that would never be possible in the real world.
See also: fantasy, life, live
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a flight of fancy


a flight of fantasy

COMMON If you call an idea, statement, or plan a flight of fancy or a flight of fantasy, you mean that it is imaginative but not at all practical. This is no flight of fancy. The prototype is already flying, and production is to begin next year. The idea that you could use these satellites as weapons is a complete flight of fantasy.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a ˌflight of ˈfancy

an idea or a statement that is very imaginative but not practical or sensible: The idea is not just a flight of fancy. It has been done before.
See also: fancy, flight, of
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