dream on

idiom

informal
used to say that one does not think something that another person wants or expects will ever happen
"I think my band will be famous one day." "Dream on."

Examples of dream on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Los Gatos native Devin Cooley lived a dream on Sunday afternoon as the starting goalie for his hometown San Jose Sharks. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 Fox News' Christina Coleman spoke to Buro and Bryan Hendry, who said their parents were living their post-retirement dream on a boat. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 26 Feb. 2024 Jesus Made has power potential to dream on What stands out most about Made’s game is his power potential from both sides of the plate. Journal Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 That’s the dream on which this Ravens season is premised, the hope that will make this football September more interesting than most. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 4 Sep. 2023 That feels like a bit of a fever dream on some level. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Aug. 2023 Frequent asks include Polo Bar, Eleven Madison Park, and of course, Rao’s (but dream on!). Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 30 July 2023 Olivier-Maxence Prosper reached his NBA dream on Thursday. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2023 Going through to next week’s final is Iam Tongi, Megan Danielle and Colin Stough, while We Ani and Zachariah Smith were eliminated, left to dream on. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 15 May 2023

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“Dream on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dream%20on. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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