One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Engage in unrealistic fantasies; waste one's time.‘until you nail that down, you're just whistling Dixie—you're in a real mess’
- ‘Easton ain't just whistling Dixie either; she's been involved in this community as an active and family-minded member for several decades.’
- ‘They ain't whistling Dixie when they say they don't make them like they used to.’
- ‘If a garden doesn't drain, you're whistling Dixie.’
- ‘The board is whistling Dixie as it thinks it can summon up a contesting bid higher than $4.17 without showing a very sharp rise in recurrent earnings.’
- ‘Nonetheless, linguists ain't just whistling Dixie when they say there are no linguistic limits to the number of coordinates.’
- ‘I'm inclined to believe that the Sheik is just whistling Dixie.’
- ‘When those fish on your hook move their lips, they aren't just whistling Dixie, they're trying desperately to keep on breathing.’
- ‘Republicans have good reason to whistle Dixie.’
- ‘Sharon rebuked him ever so slightly but is really whistling Dixie.’
- ‘Dean wasn't just whistling Dixie when he made his infamous remark about reaching out to bubbas bearing Confederate flags.’
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