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fool's paradise

noun
1.
a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for fool's-paradise

fool's paradise

noun
1.
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.
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