cloud cuckoo land

cloud-cuckoo-land

[kloud-koo-koo-land, -kook-oo-]
noun
an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the cloud-cuckoo-land of technicolor cartoon whimsy.

Origin:
1815–25; translation of Greek Nephelokokkȳgía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds

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cloud-cuckoo-land or cloudland (ˈklaʊdˌlænd)
 
n
a realm of fantasy, dreams, or impractical notions
 
cloudland or cloudland
 
n

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Cloud Cuckoo Land
Imaginary city built in air, translating Aristophanes' Nephelokokkygia in "The Birds" (414 B.C.E.).
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