pie in the sky
Origin of pie in the sky
Words nearby pie in the sky
How to use pie in the sky in a sentence
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
He had seen through a powerful naval glass some figures standing erect and silhouetted against the sky on the parapet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
If it should ever be my lot to take the Long Trail at short notice, I hope it will be under a blue sky and a blazing sun.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Cultural definitions for pie in the sky
A preposterously optimistic goal: “The candidate says we can balance the budget by next year, but I think that's pie in the sky.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with pie in the sky
An empty wish or promise, as in His dream of being hired as a sports editor proved to be pie in the sky. This expression was first recorded in 1911 in a rallying song of a union, the International Workers of the World (or “Wobblies”): “Work and pray, live on hay, you'll get pie in the sky when you die.”