never-never land

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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Off to never-never land: Thousands drive, bike, walk and board packed trains to Metallica concert at Chase Center. Taylor Kate Brown,, "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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The first known use of never-never land was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of never-never land

: an imaginary place without problems

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