- From pie + in + the + sky. (Wiktionary)
“Of similar note, both Obama and Ayers use the phrase “pie-in-the-sky.””
“Both Obama and Ayers use it as a noun, as in “gray beards preaching pie-in-the-sky.””
“To his detractors, Gideon was dangerous—a pie-in-the-sky slave to political correctness who thought the enemies of Western civilization could be jawboned into holding hands and singing “Kumbaya.””
“And it is good to hear Seligman's acknowledgment that life is full of disappointment, loss and failure --- this is no pie-in-the-sky program that promises the "happiness" others can't deliver.”
“This might be a Pollyanna, pie-in-the-sky thought, but I'll throw it out anyhow.”
“This doesn't mean that it's a pie-in-the-sky piety that isn't vexed by the mortal wounds of poverty and catastrophe.”
“Overwhelmed as we are culturally by the idea of the utopia, we tend to dismiss utopia dreams and schemes as pie-in-the-sky scenarios so in love with their own perfect society that they are divorced from the real world.”
“But in the pie-in-the-sky event they can land Pujols, they could easily trade him or just eat LaRoche's contract and consider it part of the astronomical price to acquire one of the best hitters in baseball history.”
“In fact, the pie-in-the-sky aspect of alternative energy schemes will generally go away as every alternative energy source can pretty easily be converted to hydrogen and feed into the hydrogen economy.”
“Their solutions, too, were impressively astute (if a little pie-in-the-sky, not to mention frequently outside the purview of the city): Sell naming rights for community centers to corporations; raise taxes on higher-income people; increase security on buses to reduce harassment; increase the number of electric buses in neighborhoods; and turning abandoned lots into welcoming open spaces.”
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