in the clouds


variants or with one's head in the clouds
: spending too much time thinking about love or about ideas that are not practical
Since he met Sara, he's been walking around (with his head) in the clouds.

Examples of in the clouds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with what the scientists were seeing beyond the tent, the weather forecast promised no holes in the clouds for days. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2023 This emotional water sign would rather have their head in the clouds than their feet placed firmly down on the ground. Brittany Beringer, Women's Health, 12 Aug. 2023 But for transportation to and from the City of Angels, travelers can remain in the clouds. John Kell, Fortune, 14 July 2023 With rain possible, though, observers may have to wait for gaps in the clouds to see the lights. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 10 July 2023 As for why saxophonist Zoot has his head in the clouds all the time? Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 10 May 2023 All that and the story of two paragliding pilots with their heads in the clouds on this episode of CNN 10. WEEKLY NEWS QUIZ 1. CNN, 9 Mar. 2023 Some of this was explicitly religious—the school bus folks expected Jesus’ imminent advent in the clouds—and some of it was political, but much of it was vague, something in the air, in the songs that floated through my childhood, shadowboxing the apocalypse. Michael Robbins, Harper’s Magazine , 9 Nov. 2022 Dining critic Andi Berlin recommends the charcoal ribeye aguachile and beets in the clouds to start, the tuna fresco tostada and the short rib al tinto to share and flan for dessert. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 See More

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“In the clouds.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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