build\ castles\ in\ the\ air

• build castles in the air
• build castles in Spain
v. phr.
To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely.

He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything.

To build castles in Spain is natural for young people and they may work hard enough to get part of their wishes.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • build castles in the air — or[build castles in Spain] {v. phr.} To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. * /He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything./ * /To build castles in Spain is natural for… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (build) castles in the air — (build) castles in the ˈair idiom (BrE) (to have) plans or dreams that are not likely to happen or come true • As a child he would wander round the boatyards, building castles in the air about owning a boat one day. Main entry: ↑castleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • build castles in the air — phrase to have hopes and dreams that are unlikely to become real Thesaurus: to hopesynonym to imagine, or to use your imaginationsynonym Main entry: castle …   Useful english dictionary

  • build castles in the air — verb To imagine visionary projects or schemes; to daydream; to have an idle fancy, a pipe dream or any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized. Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them …   Wiktionary

  • build castles in the air — to have hopes and dreams that are unlikely to become real …   English dictionary

  • build\ castles\ in\ Spain — • build castles in the air • build castles in Spain v. phr. To make impossible or imaginary plans, dream about future successes that are unlikely. He liked to build castles in the air, but never succeeded in anything. To build castles in Spain is …   Словарь американских идиом

  • castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • castle\ in\ the\ air — See: build castles in the air …   Словарь американских идиом

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.