from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fantastic notion or vain hope.
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- n. A plan, desire, or idea that will not likely work; a near impossibility.
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- n. a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe)
They were having this freewheeling political discussion and I was looking around thinking, I despise everybody in this room, as Israelite spoke feverishly about their pipe dream to recruit retired general Norman Schwarzkopf to run as a Republican for the Senate in Florida.