Idiom of the Week – Week 5

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“the pie in the sky”: something that sounds great but will never happen (Luftschlösser)

Example 1: While campaigning for office, politicians always promise the pie in the sky.

Example 2: The job looked good on paper, but once he was in the position he learned it wasn’t the pie in the sky.

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