pie-in-the-sky
adjective see pie in the sky

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pie in the sky — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unrealistic wish or hope. * /Our trip to Hawaii is still only a pie in the sky./ Compare: PIPE DREAM …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pie in the sky — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unrealistic wish or hope. * /Our trip to Hawaii is still only a pie in the sky./ Compare: PIPE DREAM …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Pie in the sky — is a phrase that means a fanciful notion or ludicrous concept. It was apparently coined by Joe Hill in his song The Preacher and the Slave in reference to Christian evangelists promise of paradise in Heaven after death. It may also refer to:* Pie …   Wikipedia

  • pie in the sky — If an idea or scheme is pie in the sky, it is utterly impractical …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pie in the sky —    If an idea or scheme is pie in the sky, it is utterly impractical.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If an idea or project is pie in the sky, it is completely unrealistic or unlikely to be achieved.     The promise of low cost housing… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pie in the sky — if an idea or plan is pie in the sky, it seems good but is not likely to be achieved. Those plans of his to set up his own business are just pie in the sky …   New idioms dictionary

  • pie in the sky — Meaning A promise of heaven in some vague future while suffering today. Origin From the song The Preacher and the Slave , which complains about the theology/philosophy of the Salvation Army. You will eat, by and by, in the glorious land way up… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • pie in the sky — informal they thought her dream of fame was just pie in the sky Syn: false hope, illusion, delusion, fantasy, pipe dream, daydream, a castle in the air, a castle in Spain …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pie in the sky — unrealistic, not practical, hairbrain, half baked    When first invented, the car and phone were pie in the sky ideas. Now we have phones in cars …   English idioms

  • pie in the sky — Date: 1911 an unrealistic enterprise or prospect of prosperity • pie in the sky adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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