A pipe dream 白日夢

In your dreams!

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今日片語

一個人即使計劃得再好,如果沒有切實可行的條件,那夢想就如同煙霧一般虛無飄渺。我們通常使用英語表達“a pipe dream”來指出某人的計劃或想法“如同白日做夢一般,行不通”。這個說法有消極意味,所以不能用來描述 “夢想、美夢”等相對積極的概念。

例句

My mother says my father’s plan to sail around the world in his retirement is just a pipe dream.
我母親說,父親想要在退休後揚帆出海、環游世界的計劃只是白日做夢。

The marketing manager is very confident and insists that her plan to increase company sales by 150% is not a pipe dream.
市場部經理堅信她計劃提升公司銷售額150%的方案不是空想。

My brother’s laziness is evidence that his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur is just a pipe dream.
我弟弟的懶惰足以證明,他想要成為成功企業家的黃粱美夢是行不通的。

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