One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was lost in a daydream’
reverie, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, brown study, imagining
inattention, inattentiveness, wool-gathering, preoccupation, brooding, obliviousness, engrossment, absorption, self-absorption, absent-mindedness, absence of mind, staring into space, abstraction, lack of concentration, lack of application
humorous blonde moment
2‘the thought of living in a mews cottage had been one of her daydreams’
dream, pipe dream, fantasy, figment of the imagination, unrealizable dream, castle in the air, castle in Spain
fond hopes, wishes
informal pie in the sky
1‘stop daydreaming and pay attention’
dream, muse, be lost in thought, be in a brown study, stare into space, hallucinate
fantasize, indulge in fantasy, indulge in fancy, indulge in wool-gathering, be in cloud cuckoo land, be unrealistic, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain
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