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.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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