flight of fancy

flight of fancy
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  • flight of fancy — An instance of rather free speculation or indulgence in imagination • • • Main Entry: ↑flight * * * flight of fancy/imagination/ phrase an idea that is unusual and exciting or fun, but silly or not practical Her act combines strange flights of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight of fancy —    To refer to an idea or plan as a flight of fancy means that it is very imaginative but not at all practical or sensible.     He often has good ideas but his latest proposal is just a flight of fancy! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • flight of fancy — noun An idea, narrative, suggestion, etc. which is extremely imaginative and which appears to be entirely unrealistic, untrue, or impractical; thinking which is very speculative …   Wiktionary

  • flight of fancy — Synonyms and related words: autism, autistic thinking, conceit, dereism, dereistic thinking, dreamery, fancy, fantasticism, fantasy, fumes of fancy, ideal, idealism, ideality, idealization, imagination, imaginative exercise, imaginativeness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • (a) flight of fancy — an idea which shows a lot of imagination but which is not practical or useful in real situations. You were talking about cycling across the US, or was that just another flight of fancy? …   New idioms dictionary

  • flight — W2S3 [flaıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(travel)¦ 2¦(flying)¦ 3¦(movement through air)¦ 4¦(stairs)¦ 5¦(escape)¦ 6 flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy 7¦(birds)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: flyht] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flight of the Conchords (TV series) — Flight of the Conchords Genre Musical Comedy Created by James Bobin Jemaine Clement Bre …   Wikipedia

  • flight — [ flaıt ] noun *** ▸ 1 moving through air ▸ 2 trip through air/space ▸ 3 (bird) movement in air ▸ 4 an attempt to escape ▸ 5 set of stairs ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount the act or process of moving through the air, or the ability to move through the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flight of imagination — flight of fancy/imagination/ phrase an idea that is unusual and exciting or fun, but silly or not practical Her act combines strange flights of fancy with extremely down to earth observations. Thesaurus: imagination and imaginingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight — flight1 [flīt] n. [ME fliht < OE flyht (akin to OS fluht, Du vlucht) < base of fleogan, FLY1] 1. the act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space 2. the distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird,… …   English World dictionary

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