have your head in the clouds

have (one's) head in the clouds

To be impractical, aloof, or fanciful, often to the point of being very unhelpful or counterproductive. He has his head in the clouds while the rest of us are trying to figure out how to fix this! My daughter always has her head in the clouds as she walks home from school.
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have your head in the clouds

If someone has their head in the clouds, they are not aware of what is going on around them or are not practical and realistic about things. She was a daydreamer — she had her head in the clouds. Note: You can also say that someone exists or does something with their head in the clouds. Rosemary used to say she was going to be very rich one day. We all thought it was typical of her, she seemed to live with her head in the clouds. Gore is the artist with his head in the clouds, and his partner takes care of all the arrangements. Note: You can also use head-in-the-clouds before a noun. He was a rather head-in-the-clouds man — an academic.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

have your head in the ˈclouds

(informal) not be realistic because you are always thinking of your own hopes, ideas, dreams, etc: He wants us to start a business together but it would never work. He’s got his head in the clouds half the time. OPPOSITE: have/keep both/your feet on the ground
See also: cloud, have, head
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