a pipe dream
This page is about the idiom a pipe dream
A pipe dream is a plan or a dream for the future that could never come true or be achieved.
- The idea of a perfect world in which everyone lives in peace and harmony is just a pipe dream.
- Pipe dreams only ever come true in the movies.
Origin: Metaphorical, and probably related to the fact that the drug opium can be smoked in a pipe, and when it is taken people often have very pleasant, dream-like experiences.
Contributor: Matt Errey