la-la land

[ lah-lah ]

  1. a state of being out of touch with reality.

  2. (usually initial capital letters) Los Angeles.

Origin of la-la land

1980–85; reduplication of L.A., abbreviation of Los Angeles

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British Dictionary definitions for La-La land

La-La land

/ (ˈlɑːˌlɑː) /

  1. a nickname for Los Angeles

  2. (not capitals) a place that is remote from reality

Origin of La-La land

C20: reduplication of the initials LA

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Other Idioms and Phrases with la-la land

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. [Slang; c. 1980]

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