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have your head in the clouds

Meaning: If someone has their head in the clouds, they are out of touch with the everyday world and can be unrealistic or naive as a result.

For example:

  • If you think oil companies are going to help destroy their own industry by developing alternative energy sources, you have your head in the clouds.

  • Janette must have her head in the clouds if she thinks her insurance company is going to pay the full cost of rebuilding and refurnishing her house.

Quick Quiz:

William's head is in the clouds. He needs to
  1. take better care of himself
  2. be a bit more realistic
  3. stop thinking he's better than everyone else

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