fool's paradise

noun
a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English

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fool's paradise
 
n
illusory happiness

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
In a sense, the report notes, humanity has been living in the meteorological equivalent of a fool's paradise.
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