live in a fool's paradise

live in a fool's paradise

To be in a happy state for foolish, unfounded, or delusional reasons. We were living in a fool's paradise thinking that the financial successes of the early 2000s would last forever.
See also: live, paradise
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LAHORE/GUJRANWALA -- Senior Leader of PML-N Ghulam Dastgir Khan Wednesday said those demanding resignation from Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif live in a fool's paradise.
Alun Ffred Jones, Plaid Cymru AM for Caernarfon, said, 'Many Assembly Members live in a fool's paradise.