Pie in the Sky

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To expect something impossible, to hope for something unrealistic

Etymology:

  • The phrase originated in 20th century. The word “pie” meant good working conditions and reasonable wages. Off course those union workers wanted those things in their lives and not after their death.so the expression means to long for something that is impossible.
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Jane insists to go for date with a famous super model; he does not know that it is a pie in the sky.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Pie in the Sky':

pie in the skyIt is an offer to give something good to someone, however there is nothing firm about it or it is unlikely to materialize.
pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!
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How to pronounce this phrase?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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