flight of fancy
An unrealistic idea or fantastic notion, a pipe dream. For example, She engaged in flights of fancy, such as owning a million-dollar house. This idiom uses flight in the sense of “a soaring of the imagination,” a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
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How to use flight of fancy in a sentence
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.
Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?
AirAsia Indonesia, which operated Flight 8501, is the Indonesian subsidiary of AirAsia, which is based in Malaysia.
A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
My one room,” replied that much injured gentleman, “was on the Coffee Room flight.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
One time my fancy soared on high, to see what discoveries I could make in those clearer regions.