never-never land

noun
nev·​er-nev·​er land | \ ˌne-vər-ˈne-vər- How to pronounce never-never land (audio) \

Definition of never-never land

: an ideal or imaginary place

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Recent Examples on the Web But for ten days every June, when the Aspen Ideas Festival is in full swing, a technicolour fever dream descends and the campus becomes a corporate never-never land. The Economist, "Inside Aspen: the mountain retreat for the liberal elite," 11 Oct. 2019 Off to never-never land: Thousands drive, bike, walk and board packed trains to Metallica concert at Chase Center. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: A pretty penny for a piece of PG&E," 9 Sep. 2019 Its occasional bombshell scoops reside in a never-never land between rumor and accepted fact. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The Michael Cohen Bribery Scandal Is Now a Trump Bribery Scandal," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of never-never land

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Never-never land.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never-never%20land. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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never-never land

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How to pronounce never-never land (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of never-never land

: an imaginary place without problems

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