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castles in the air
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Definition: daydreams; thinking or dreaming about something unattainable

Explanation: Used when talking about someone who likes to spend time thinking about things that have little to do with his / her own reality

Examples: Why don't you pay attention to what you need to do and not build castles in the air. - Unfortunately, he often dreams of castles in the air and doesn't do much to improve his situation.

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