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la-la land

[lah-lah] /ˈlɑˌlɑ/
noun, Slang.
a state of being out of touch with reality.
(usually initial capital letters) Los Angeles.
Origin of la-la land
1980-85; reduplication of L.A., abbreviation of Los Angeles Unabridged
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La-La land

noun (slang)
a nickname for Los Angeles
(not capitals) a place that is remote from reality
Word Origin
C20: reduplication of the initials LA
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la-la land

noun phrase

  1. 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
  2. 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+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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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 ]
Also see: never-never land
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