flight of imagination

flight of imagination

An imaginative but unrealistic idea. No one took his campaign for office seriously because his proposed solutions to problems were filled with flights of imagination.
See also: flight, imagination, of
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Gernois apparently had no visitors, nor did he on his occasional visits to the town hold communication with any who might even by the wildest flight of imagination be construed into secret agents of a foreign power.
We must have been something else," said Celia, objecting to so laborious a flight of imagination. "I like her better as she is."
"If you had had a good sleep last night, Gilbert, you'd be as ready as I am for a flight of imagination."
Was this a flight of imagination or wishful thinking?
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar 31 (ANI): Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon's comments that the permission was never sought during the UPA regime for testing anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile are 'erroneous' and 'a flight of imagination,' said former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Dr VK Saraswat on Sunday.
Worse still, some of them given to flight of imagination than the rest of the nation put together could claim that their list is what that the minister had given to the CID and the rest.
The Happy Clown was born out of co-president and artistic director of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele's flight of imagination that turned a spontaneous sketch into Chopard's first jewellery creation in the form of the Happy Clown Pendant in the 1980s, giving rise to subsequent jewellery collections.
Then there are apparently actual life stories blended with a flight of imagination magic realism for instance or the intertwining of the real and the abstract, which I personally feel appealing when reading fiction.
The vice chancellor advised students to harbor falcon-like eye, insight and flight of imagination to wing their way against the opposite currents of gusty storms, which he resembled to hardships of life.
The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith (available at Fully Booked) This novel is an entertaining flight of imagination. It mixes young adult (YA)-type heroes in a dystopian future that plots like Dickens on crack, and throws in two flying dragons for good measure.
It is in the subconscious the flight of imagination where Del Toro likes to play, notably in Pan's Labyrinth, the story of a girl who escapes war and loss through her own fairy tale, and The Devil's Backbone, about what lurks in the whispers and darkness at a boarding school.
"It's a flight of imagination based on reality," Zoe, 68, says, admitting the most stressful part of the day was being helped out of the costume 'to pee'.
His detractors labeled this analogy to be far fetched one and a mere flight of imagination. But any serious and rational consideration of the dangerous internal and external challenges faced by Pakistan today would prove the gravity of situation beyond any shadow of doubt.
"It's a flight of imagination based on reality," says Zoe, 68, admitting the most stressful part of the day was being helped out of the costume "to pee".
It says it all about United's current predicament that, even with a flight of imagination required, that scenario remains vastly more promising that the second version.