cloud-cuckoo-land
cloud-cuckoo-land cloud-cuckoo-land n. an imaginary place where fantasy and illusion predominate; it is a place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cloud-cuckoo-land — cloud cuckoo ,land noun someone is (living) in cloud cuckoo land INFORMAL used for saying that someone is silly if they believe that there are no problems in a situation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cloud cuckoo land — If someone has ideas or plans that are completely unrealistic, they are living on cloud cuckoo land …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cloud cuckoo land — ► NOUN ▪ a state of unrealistic or absurdly over optimistic fantasy. ORIGIN translation of Greek Nephelokokkugia, the name of a city built by the birds in Aristophanes comedy Birds, from nephel cloud + kokkux cuckoo …   English terms dictionary

  • cloud-cuckoo-land — [kloud΄ko͞o′ko͞o land΄] n. a place or condition that is fanciful, lacking in reality, impractically utopian, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land — Imaginary city built in air, translating Aristophanes Nephelokokkygia in The Birds (414 B.C.E.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cloud cuckoo land — For the album by Lightning Seeds, see Cloudcuckooland (album). Cloud Cuckoo Land refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ( You re living in Cloud Cuckoo Land. ) It hints that the person referred to is naïve,… …   Wikipedia

  • cloud-cuckoo-land — N UNCOUNT: also a N (disapproval) If you say that someone is living in cloud cuckoo land, you are criticizing them because they think there are no problems and that things will happen exactly as they want them to, when this is obviously not the… …   English dictionary

  • cloud cuckoo land —    If someone has ideas or plans that are completely unrealistic, they are living on cloud cuckoo land.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression refers to an imaginary unrealistic place where everything is perfect and impossible… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cloud-cuckoo-land — /klowd kooh kooh land , kook ooh /, n. an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the cloud cuckoo land of technicolor cartoon whimsy. [1815 25; trans. of Gk Nephelokokkygía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in… …   Universalium

  • cloud-cuckoo-land — UK / US noun someone is (living) in cloud cuckoo land informal used for saying that someone is silly if they believe that there are no problems in a situation …   English dictionary

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