See also: pipedream

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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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