Definition of have one's head in the clouds in US English:

have one's head in the clouds

phrase

  • (of a person) be out of touch with reality; be daydreaming.

    • ‘He spends too much time with his head in the clouds.’
    • ‘But they are labeled ‘slackers’ or ‘skylarkers,’ people with their head in the clouds and their belongings in their parents' basement.’
    • ‘You've been wandering around with your head in the clouds for almost a month, you look like you're sleepwalking most of the time.’
    • ‘Jane ignored him, ‘You're always wandering around with your head in the clouds, aren't you Peter?’
    • ‘He can't continue going around with his head in the clouds.’
    • ‘After all, a man with responsibilities can't walk around with his head in the clouds all the time.’
    • ‘She's a woman with her head in the clouds and her feet firmly planted on the ground.’
    • ‘Claudette gave an impatient sigh. ‘You spend too much time with your head in the clouds.’
    • ‘Regardless, it doesn't matter really; I'm just a stupid insignificant girl with her head in the clouds.’
    • ‘The other inmates looked at him in wonder: What was this innocent redhead with his head in the clouds doing here?’
    engrossed, absorbed, rapt, immersed, deep, intent, engaged, wrapped up
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