For example, I adore the girl groups of the early 1960s: The Cookies, The Ronettes, The shangri la's, and so on.
imaginary earthly paradise, 1938, from Shangri La, name of Tibetan utopia in James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon" (1933, film version 1937). In Tibetan, la means "mountain pass."
A fictional land of peace and perpetual youth; the setting for the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by the English author James Hilton, but probably best known from the movie versions. Shangri-La is supposedly in the mountains of Tibet.
Note: A “Shangri-La,” by extension, is an ideal refuge from the troubles of the world.
To put someone into an awkward situation by trickery; to force someone into a situation (1871+)