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English definition of “airy-fairy”

airy-fairy

adjective uk   /ˌeə.riˈfeə.ri/ us    /ˌer.iˈfer.i/ UK informal
not practical or not based on the situation as it really is: She's talking about buying an old castle in Ireland. It all sounds a bit airy-fairy to me.
(Definition of airy-fairy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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