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Meaning of PIPE-DREAM

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[n]  a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); "I have this pipe dream about being emperor of the universe"

PIPE-DREAM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dream
 See Also: fantasy, phantasy



Thesaurus Terms
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