castles in the air (or in Spain)

castles in the air (or in Spain)
castles in the air (or in Spain)
visionary unattainable schemes; daydreams.
castle

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  • castles in the air — ● castle * * * castles in the air (or in Spain) visionary unattainable schemes; daydreams my father built castles in the air about owning a boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • castles in the air — ► castles in the air (or in Spain) unattainable schemes existing only in the imagination. Main Entry: ↑castle …   English terms dictionary

  • build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • build\ castles\ in\ the\ air — • build castles in the air • build castles in Spain v. phr. To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything. To build castles in Spain is …   Словарь американских идиом

  • castle in the air/castle in Spain — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. something unrealistic; a fantasy; a daydream. Ned had big dreams and was frequently accused of building castles in Spain. SYN.: fantasy, dream, daydream, unrealistic goal, chimera, flight of fancy, lofty aspiration,… …   English dictionary for students

  • castle in the air — noun absentminded dreaming while awake • Syn: ↑reverie, ↑revery, ↑daydream, ↑daydreaming, ↑oneirism, ↑air castle, ↑castle in Spain • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • castles in Spain — ► castles in the air (or in Spain) unattainable schemes existing only in the imagination. Main Entry: ↑castle …   English terms dictionary

  • Spain — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR or BUILD CASTLES IN SPAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Spain — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR or BUILD CASTLES IN SPAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

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