build+castles+in+the+air

  • 1 build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 build\ castles\ in\ the\ air — • build castles in the air • build castles in Spain v. phr. To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything. To build castles in Spain is …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 4 (build) castles in the air — (build) castles in the ˈair idiom (BrE) (to have) plans or dreams that are not likely to happen or come true • As a child he would wander round the boatyards, building castles in the air about owning a boat one day. Main entry: ↑castleidiom …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 build castles in the air — phrase to have hopes and dreams that are unlikely to become real Thesaurus: to hopesynonym to imagine, or to use your imaginationsynonym Main entry: castle …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 build castles in the air — verb To imagine visionary projects or schemes; to daydream; to have an idle fancy, a pipe dream or any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized. Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 build castles in the air — to have hopes and dreams that are unlikely to become real …

    English dictionary

  • 8 build\ castles\ in\ Spain — • build castles in the air • build castles in Spain v. phr. To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything. To build castles in Spain is …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 9 castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 castle\ in\ the\ air — See: build castles in the air …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 12 air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR, CLEAR THE AIR, GIVE ONESELF AIRS, GET THE AIR at GET THE BOUNCE(1), GIVE THE AIR at GIVE THE BOUNCE(1), IN THE AIR, INTO THIN AIR, LEAVE HANGING or LEAVE HANGING IN THE AIR, ON THE AIR, OUT OF THIN AIR, UP IN THE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR, CLEAR THE AIR, GIVE ONESELF AIRS, GET THE AIR at GET THE BOUNCE(1), GIVE THE AIR at GIVE THE BOUNCE(1), IN THE AIR, INTO THIN AIR, LEAVE HANGING or LEAVE HANGING IN THE AIR, ON THE AIR, OUT OF THIN AIR, UP IN THE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 The Master Builder — (original Norwegian title: Bygmester Solness ) is a play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It was first published in 1892 and first performed in Berlin on January 19, 1893.PlotThe action of the play occurs in the home of Halvard Solness, a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 air — {{11}}air (n.1) c.1300, invisible gases that make up the atmosphere, from O.Fr. air atmosphere, breeze, weather (12c.), from L. aerem (nom. aer) air, lower atmosphere, sky, from Gk. aer (gen. aeros) air (related to aenai to blow, breathe ), of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 air — See: build castles in the air, clear the air, give oneself airs, get the air or get the bounce(1), give the air or give the bounce(1), in the air, into thin air, leave hanging or leave hanging in the air, on the air, out of thin air, up in the… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 17 castles\ in\ Spain — See: build castles in the air …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 18 The milkmaid and her pail — is a folktale of Aarne Thompson Uther type 1430 about interrupted daydreams of wealth and fame.[1] Ancient tales of this type exist in the East but Western variants are not found before the Middle Ages. It was only in the 19th century that the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" — Infobox Book | name = The Boats of Glen Carrig title orig = translator = image caption = dust jacket of The Boats of Glen Carrig author = William Hope Hodgson illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 cas|tle-build|ing — «KAS uhl BIHL dihng, KAHS », noun. the building of castles, especially castles in the air; daydreaming: »The pleasant languor, the dreamy tranquillity, the airy castle building which in Asia stand in lieu of the vigorous, intensive, passionate… …

    Useful english dictionary