live in cloud-cuckoo land

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live in cloud-cuckoo land

To believe that unrealistic, idealized, and/or fanciful ideas will happen, when in fact they are beyond the realms of possibility. Tom thinks he'll be able to live off his bad poetry—he's living in cloud-cuckoo land if you ask me!
See also: land, live
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Some of these UKIP members live in Cloud Cuckoo Land.
Jack, you live in cloud cuckoo land if you believe the EU benefits us.
These groups live in cloud cuckoo land if they believe that getting rid of the cameras is going to make people safer.
But Mr Miller must live in cloud cuckoo land if he really believes he has an automatic right to make money from his chosen hobby.
These AMs, who seem to live in cloud cuckoo land, have got their priorities mixed up.