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have your head in the clouds

This page is about the idiom have your head in the clouds


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

a. take better care of himself

b. be a bit more realistic

c. stop thinking he's better than everyone else

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Contributor: Matt Errey