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Origin of pipe dream
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Definition for pipe dream (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), pipe-dreamed or pipe-dreamt, pipe-dream·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for pipe dream
In the latest edition of our Confessions series, where we exchange anonymity for honesty, the managing director at a global media agency holding group explains why getting paid fairly remains a pipe dream for many of their contemporaries.‘Marketers talk a good game’: Confessions of a senior agency exec on being paid fairly|Seb Joseph|January 6, 2021|Digiday
Last year, one team from Canada suggested the goal isn’t a pipe dream.2021 Could Be a Banner Year for AI—If We Solve These 4 Problems|Shelly Fan|January 5, 2021|Singularity Hub
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.
I fall back into a dream and then suddenly there is a tapping on the window just above my bed.
And then I said, ‘Well, chief, when the admiral comes aboard, the first mate has to pipe him in.’
So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The pipe has a modern look and is altogether unlike those found by the English in use among the Indians in Virginia.
She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Little did Tressan dream to what a cask of gunpowder he was applying the match of his smug pertness.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for pipe dream
Word Origin for pipe dream
Idioms and Phrases with pipe dream
A fantastic notion or vain hope, as in I'd love to have one home in the mountains and another at the seashore, but that's just a pipe dream. Alluding to the fantasies induced by smoking an opium pipe, this term has been used more loosely since the late 1800s.