blue-skies

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blue-skies (not comparable)

  1. Unrealistic or impractical.
  2. Of no immediate practical application.
    Synonym: theoretical
    Antonym: real-world
    Coordinate term: greenfield
    blue-skies research
    • 1992, Gary Heap, Alfie Windsor, A structured approach to systems development, McGraw-Hill
      These options can be presented either as 'blue skies', i.e. no constraints are imposed by the existing systems, or as 'pragmatic reality', i.e. building on the existing systems. It is better to take a blue skies approach to strategic information []

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