the man/woman/thing of (one's) dreams

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the man/woman/thing of (one's) dreams

The ideal person or thing that one has been hoping or longing for. When discussing a person, it refers to an ideal romantic partner. I never expected to get married again, but meeting the man of my dreams completely changed my mind. I can't turn down this offer—it's the job of my dreams!
See also: dream, man, of, thing, woman

the man

verb
See man
See also: man
References in classic literature ?
I had never seen blueberries before, and yet, at the sight of them, there leaped up in my mind memories of dreams wherein I had wandered through swampy land eating my fill of them.
Chaka the king is now a Doctor of Dreams, and to clear away such a dream as this he has a purging medicine.
First, that men mark when they hit, and never mark when they miss; as they do generally also of dreams.
I now began to reason that my situation was in the last degree serious, dream or no dream; for I knew by past experience of the lifelike intensity of dreams, that to be burned to death, even in a dream, would be very far from being a jest, and was a thing to be avoided, by any means, fair or foul, that I could contrive.
He developed methods or techniques to uncover or release them, but his pansexualistic theory of dreams did not go well with other psychologists, notably Carl Jung, and the two eventually parted ways.
Essentially a complete course of instruction with reference to the interpretation of dreams, "The Dream Interpretation Dictionary" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library collections.
One fact is certain: the cultural aspects of dreams cannot exist if people are not discussing their dreams to some extent, and further that they are discussing specific themes.
They were asked about the kind of dreams they had and whether they just observed their dreams as third persons or they actively participated and aimed to change the dream.
Increased activity in this brain region might facilitate attention orienting toward external stimuli and promote intrasleep wakefulness, thereby facilitating the encoding of dreams in memory.
Liquid Dream finds dream signs by analyzing the content of dreams, the characters in them, the locations they are in, the objects in them, their themes and the emotions expressed in them.
Many cultures believed in the power and meaning of dreams.
If what we see in the mirror of dreams sometimes seems like a carnival freak show or the work of a Hollywood special- effects crew, it's because we've failed to look at something we need to see.
The final volume presents cultural and theoretical perspectives and includes discussion of dreams as the origin of literature, ethnographic perspectives, the role of dreams in different religious traditions, dreams as an evolutionarily developed function of threat simulation or of problem solving, psychoanalytic understandings, and application of complexity theory and network theory to the social interconnections of characters in and among dreams.
The first mirrors the International Association for the Study of Dreams ethics statement, declaring that only the dreamer can recognize the dream and its understanding or meaning.
He was president of the Association for the Study of Dreams 1997-1998, was a senior editor for Dreaming (now discontinued), and serves as secretary-treasurer and newsletter editor for the Person, Culture, and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion.