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Pipe dream   /paɪp drim/   Listen
Pipe dream

A fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe).  Synonym: dream.

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"Pipe dream" Quotes from Famous Books

... on going back," laughed Bob, seizing his arm. "Hold on—this isn't any pipe dream, old scout. Mother's gone east for a month. Dad's got to quit work—got indigestion or gastritis or some o' those stomach things. So we're goin' across the Pacific. You're ...
— The Pirate Shark • Elliott Whitney

... in my judgment wholly Utopian and impracticable. It's nothing but a gigantic pipe dream. It won't come in this generation nor in ten generations if, indeed, it is ever taken seriously by a majority big enough to put its theories to the test. Socialism does not take into account two great factors that move ...
— The Lion and The Mouse - A Story Of American Life • Charles Klein

Words linked to "Pipe dream" :   fantasy, phantasy, dream

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