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castle in the air

a fanciful or impractical notion or hope; daydream.
Also called air castle, castle in Spain.
Origin of castle in the air
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All the poor abused victims of the establishment can unite for a self-pity-party in their castle in the air.
  • For his children, however, the castle in the air bore some semblance to reality.
British Dictionary definitions for castle in the air

castle in the air

a hope or desire unlikely to be realized; daydream
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