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noun
a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness.
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Origin of fool's paradise

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
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British Dictionary definitions for fool's paradise

fool's paradise

noun
illusory happiness
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fool's paradise

fool's paradise

State of delusive contentment or false hope. For example, Joan lived in a fool's paradise, looking forward to a promotion she would never get. This expression was first recorded in 1462.

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