: 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
Recent Examples on the Web 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 Meredith’s mental beach trip wasn’t some fleeting flight of fancy. —Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 13 Nov. 2020 This flight of fancy isn’t completely detached from reality. —Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 30 Mar. 2023 The age of adventure is being replaced by the realm of reality in the automotive displays at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, once a fantastical flight of fancy that promised a Jetsons lifestyle was just around the corner. —Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2023 See More
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