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A commission with baked-in credibility and distance from the noisy din of Congress is a pipe dream.Dems Worry the GOP Will Try to ‘Benghazi’ Jan. 6 Probe|Sam Brodey|June 7, 2021|The Daily Beast
The idea of using spaceships to travel from one point on the Earth’s surface to another has been around since at least the 1960s, but the cost and complexity of the idea have meant it’s been little more than a pipe dream.
Engineering hundreds of cells related to Alzheimer’s—and to share with scientists globally—was a pipe dream just two decades ago.A Massive New Gene Editing Project Is Out to Crush Alzheimer’s|Shelly Fan|April 13, 2021|Singularity Hub
Comprehensive immigration reform is a pipe dream, but some Senate Democrats are hoping to tie key immigration provisions to the next big reconciliation push.Senate Democrats hope to tie key immigration provisions to next reconciliation push|Kadia Goba|March 5, 2021|Axios
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
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
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Other 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.