flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy

noun phrase

: an idea, story, etc., that shows great imagination but is very unlikely to be true or practical
The book is filled with flights of fancy about the future of the computer industry.
flights of imagination about becoming a superstar

Examples of flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Buffett, escapism was not merely something fun, some fiddling flight of fancy that can be taken up or discarded at will. Drew M. Dalton, Fortune, 10 Sep. 2023 This flight of fantasy informed a hundred press reports on Friday. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Project Lyra is still a flight of fancy, without any funding or government agency to back it up. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2020 For me, even the highest flight of fancy has to make sense. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 May 2023 Buying Booking right now seems like a flight of fancy. Laura Forman, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2020 In a related editorial, Clifford Saper from Harvard Medical School takes Lin’s discovery into an evocative flight of fancy. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2011 As their twin narratives continue, Auburn jostles audience expectations, steering the story away from potentially melodramatic plot points, eschewing sentimentality — even offering a flight of fancy or two. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 26 Apr. 2023 This may be more than a flight of fancy, however, as the production EV9 does have swiveling rear seat and something of the sort could make its way into the final version of the EV5 as well. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20of%20fancy%2Fimagination%2Ffantasy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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