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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.
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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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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.
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He took a ticket to Pavlofsk, and determined to get there as fast as he could, but something stopped him; a reality, and not a fantasy, as he was inclined to think it.
Colbert, who, like all proud men, dwelt upon his fantasy with a certainty of success, resumed the subject, "Who told you, M.
She had thought it all out a hundred times since she had discovered that the baby which Anderssen had placed in her arms that night upon the Kincaid was not her own, and it had been a constant and gnawing source of happiness to her to dream the whole fantasy through in its every detail.
He was in that rare and blissful state wherein a man sees his dreams stalk out from the crannies of fantasy and become fact.
It must always remain the great curiosity of history--a whim, a fantasy, an apparition, a thing unexpected and undreamed; and it should serve as a warning to those rash political theorists of to-day who speak with certitude of social processes.
Like 'Sartor Resartus' it has much subjective coloring, which here results in exaggeration of characters and situations, and much fantasy and grotesqueness of expression; but as a dramatic and pictorial vilification of a great historic movement it was and remains unique, and on the whole no history is more brilliantly enlightening and profoundly instructive.
Her mind was bent on other questions now, and by her also it would have been rejected as the fantasy of an invalid.
For the rest any kind word about "The Return" (and there have been such words said at different times) awakens in me the liveliest gratitude, for I know how much the writing of that fantasy has cost me in sheer toil, in temper, and in disillusion.
ESPNet's fantasy leagues generate traffic for the site; they offer people who visit the site a way to enter a fantasy league and they also create another revenue stream for the site.
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She found her answer: You send him to the Dodgertown fantasy camp in Vero Beach, Fla.
Corrigan, 27, won the fantasy sports betting tournament with 3,125,000 points, including a title-clinching 1.
com, a leading daily fantasy sports website, has announced two new fantasy game types; QuickPicks and Pickem games.
LOS ANGELES -- Fox Reality, the only all reality, all the time channel, gears up for season 3 of the first comprehensive online fantasy game dedicated to reality television, Fox RealityeIUs "Fantasy Reality Challenge.