la-la land


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la-la land

1. A state of unrealistic and idealized fancy, beyond the realms of possibility. Sarah seems to be lost in la-la land these days. If Tom thinks he'll be able to live off his bad poetry, he's living in la-la land!
2. A slang nickname for Los Angeles (L.A.), California. Sometimes capitalized. She always had dreams of moving to La-La Land and becoming a famous actress.
See also: land

la-la land

1. Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated L.A.). This expression pokes fun at the alleged eccentricities of the city's inhabitants. For example, What do you expect? Frederick has lived in la-la land for ten years and it has rubbed off on him . [Slang; c. 1980]
2. A state of being out of touch with reality, as in I don't know what's going on with Amy-she seems to be in la-la land. [Slang; c. 1980] Also see cloud-cuckoo land; never-never land.
See also: land
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ON LABOUR "People in all parts of the country will respond to and respect a party that's honest, rather than one that pretends we live in la-la land.
Considering there's a program, commission, committee or focus group for every other woe in this city, how about welcoming visitors to La-La Land with the Tourist Training Program?
She hinted at the Grammys she may have too much on in LA-LA land.
Neil McEwan, London STEVE Henderson (Letters, August 14) is living in la-la land.
The gorgeous Kate Beckinsale, star of Pearl Harbour and The Aviator, is now based in Hollywood but is keen to assure her British fans that she has not succumbed to la-la land madness.
And though Vargas did get up, he was in la-la land and was stopped later in the round.
As former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan put it at the glittery ribbon-cutting: ``We're no longer in La-La Land.
Today we have the voters of La-La Land and Silicon Valley.
DANCING on Ice star Danniella Westbrook, left, is skating off to La-La Land, but not before she saves up enough to cover the household bills.
DINING OUT: Chef Michael ``Wheels'' Parisi of the 10-week-old, pricey Tangerine restaurant on the Sunset Strip seems made for la-la land.
The new Casa Antigua Cantina in West Los Angeles, which replaces the longtime French bistro Bicycle Shop Cafe, is serving up a special brand of upscale Mexican cuisine in La-La Land by French-born executive chef Denis Ferrari.
La-la land comes to baa-baa land when Hollywood star AMANDA DONOHOE rides into Emmerdale with the Wylde bunch, the new family who buy Home Farm.
Here in La-La Land, economic guru Jack Kyser said, Christmas entertaining has an entirely different feeling.
This beautiful city of Glendale must not be depreciated by the Pavlovian liberals from la-la land who now control the Glendale City Council.