Meaning of “pipe dream” in the English Dictionary

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"pipe dream" in British English

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pipe dreamnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpaɪp ˌdriːm/ us /ˈpaɪp ˌdriːm/

an idea or plan that is impossible or very unlikely to happen:

Her plans are not realistic - they'll never be more than a pipe dream.

(Definition of “pipe dream” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pipe dream" in American English

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pipe dreamnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑɪp ˌdrim/

an idea or plan that is not practical or possible:

Many people still believe that traveling to Mars is just a pipe dream.

(Definition of “pipe dream” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)