pie-in-the-sky

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From the noun pie in the sky.

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pie-in-the-sky (not comparable)

  1. Lacking reality and serviceability.
    a pie-in-the-sky patent
  2. Of a dream unlikely to ever come true; impractical, unrealizable.
    • 2017 March 1, Anthony Zurcher, “Trump addresses Congress: A kinder, gentler president”, in BBC News[1], archived from the original on 5 June 2017:
      If his [Donald Trump's] detailing was productive, it was somewhat undermined by a final, typical Trumpian flourish of pie-in-the-sky rhetoric.

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