Los Angeles and Southern California in their reputed glamour and trendiness: Suddenly the real Los Angeles intrudes itself. La-la land with its beaches and movie stars, Rolls Royces and Evian, Italian suits and car phones, coke-sniffing boy-girl bimbos, was gone/ Ijust wanted to show you we ain't asleep down here in Lotus-land
An unreal and hallucinatory place; dreamland; Never-Never Land; Lotus Land: After the operation I was in la-la land/ This is directed at President Clinton, Mike McCurry, and anyone else in that la la land they call Washington/ Stanford is a multicultural lala land; it's not the real world(1980s+)
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Idioms and Phrases with la-la land
Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated L.A.). This expression pokes fun at the alleged eccentricities of the city's inhabitants. For example, What do you expect? Frederick has lived in la-la land for ten years and it has rubbed off on him.
[ ; c. 1980
A state of being out of touch with reality, as in I don't know what's going on with Amy—she seems to be in la-la land.
[ ; c. 1980