dream up

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To have an imaginative, unusual or foolish idea, to invent something unreal.
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It's as if he were giving a performance of some character he's dreamed up, and his pale eyes wander in search of effect even in his apparently wildest moments. - Steven H. Gale: Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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