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trouble in paradise

cliché Stress, difficulty, unhappiness, or discontentment in what is thought to be a happy or stable situation, often a marriage or romantic relationship. I think that's David's husband over there flirting with the bartender. Surely there isn't trouble in paradise already? It looks like there might be trouble in paradise for the tech giant, as news is leaking of a major internal power struggle within the company.
See also: paradise, trouble

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.
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a fool's paradise

A happy state that one inhabits 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.
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be living 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: living, paradise

fool's paradise

Fig. a state of being happy for foolish or unfounded reasons. I'm afraid that Sue's marital happiness is a fool's paradise; there are rumors that her husband is unfaithful. Fred is confident that he'll get a big raise this year, but I think he's living in a fool's paradise.
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paradise (on earth)

Fig. a place on earth that is as lovely as paradise. The retirement home was simply a paradise on earth. The beach where we went for our vacation was a paradise.

fool's paradise

State of delusive contentment or false hope. For example, Joan lived in a fool's paradise, looking forward to a promotion she would never get. This expression was first recorded in 1462.
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be living in a fool's paradise

If someone is living in a fool's paradise, they believe wrongly that their situation is good, when really it is not. Anyone who believes that this deal heralds a golden new era for the European air traveller is living in a fool's paradise. Note: You can also use a fool's paradise on its own to mean a situation where someone thinks things are good, but really they are not. Mrs Deedes looks much happier. But surely hers is a fool's paradise.
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a fool’s ˈparadise

a state of happiness which cannot last because something which you have not thought of is threatening to destroy it: You’ve been living in a fool’s paradise. How long do you think we can go on spending our money without earning more?
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In light of the above cosmological concepts from late antiquity--on the one hand, the identification of the water of life with the rivers of paradise, as confirmed by Philostorgius and, more significantly, in the Talmudic version of the Alexander legend, and, on the other hand, the idea that these rivers flowed underground beneath the sea from paradise to the inhabited earth, as several authors report--it seems very likely that saraban in Q 18:63 is meant to describe the subterranean passage under the sea that the fish takes once resurrected by the miraculous water of the paradisiacal rivers.
If a paradisiacal state is at stake in his first references to a pure language, these last writings are essentially messianic and directed towards a future.
For students and scholars alike, Literature and the Renaissance Garden will no doubt also prove a fertile patch of scholarship for future investigations into the paradisiacal imaginary, which our contemporary moment's eco-investments in sustainability suggests is not just a relic of the past.
Accustomed to singing about himself as blue, Stewie sinks into a depression in which his formerly paradisiacal surroundings fail to inspire him.
In the Hadith, Prophet Mohammad is quoted as saying, "If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise, I would say this [the fig] is it because the paradisiacal fruits do not have pits.
At the same time, we are invited to enjoy the cultural wonders of a land which, blessed with the paradisiacal conditions of its geography, aspires to improve its social and political order.
The series' action takes place on the mythical island of Fujimini, where many exotic creatures learn to coexist in an unusual, paradisiacal environment.
The Best Jobs In The World campaign is based on a 2009 initiative of the same name from Tourism Queensland, which offered one lucky applicant A$150,000 and the chance to be the "caretaker" of a paradisiacal island in the Great Barrier Reef.
In his sketches and tales, Poe creates several paradisiacal landscape garden images.
He embarked on an expedition to discover the mysterious Zuidland, the continent in the South Pacific that was described in travel journals, real and fictional in a number of mixtures, as a paradisiacal place with an abundance of products and precious metals for the taking.
Erudition in his early childhood was more than something he could acquire and hold in his possession; it represented a paradisiacal space capable of delivering him from slavery, ignorance, and misery.
Gerd Bayer investigates a number of postcolonial texts focusing on Sri Lanka and questioning the role of Western ideas of paradisiacal spaces, claims that for these writers, the search for paradise begun by the Europeans, has continued as a process which turns its success into catastrophes because it is based on flawed assumptions.
But in the paradisiacal resort areas, it's not unusual to spot foreign men with attractive local women a fraction of their age, providing visible evidence of an aspect of the tourism industry neither promoted nor condemned by the government and tour operators, reports Caribbean360.
From trompe l'oeil effects in simple shift dresses to designs of perfume bottles and Faberge eggs that recreate a forgotten world: 6reek-horn fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has mastered the art of the mind-boggling digital print (think paradisiacal, hyper-realistic and three-dimensional) and, in making it her own, has rendered it seemingly infallible.
IN MY LAST BOOK, The Descendants, the patriarch, a Honolulu attorney, takes a good look at his paradisiacal life and declares: "Paradise can go #