pipe dream

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the fantasies experienced when smoking an opium pipe.

NounEdit

pipe dream (plural pipe dreams)

  1. (idiomatic) A plan, desire, or idea that will not likely work; a near impossibility.
    I think that his plan to become a professional athlete is a pipe dream and that he should stay in school.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:31