never-never

[ nev-er-nev-er ]
/ ˈnɛv ərˈnɛv ər /

noun

adjective

not real or true; imaginary or ideal; illusory: the never-never world of the cinema.

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Origin of never-never

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for never-never

never-never
/ informal /

noun

the hire-purchase system of buying
Australian remote desert country, as that of W Queensland and central Australia

adjective

imaginary; idyllic (esp in the phrase never-never land)
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