castle in the air

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Origin of castle in the air

First recorded in 1570–80
Also called air castle, castle in Spain. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of air castle

  • Often while the lamp burnt low, and a horse-bell jangled sadly, they laughed together in a castle-in-the-air.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

British Dictionary definitions for air castle

castle in the air

castle in Spain

  1. a hope or desire unlikely to be realized; daydream
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