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air·y-fair·yalso airy fairy (âr′ē-fâr′ē)Chiefly British Slang
Insubstantial or impractical: "You are talking about some airy fairy concept which will never come in my lifetime" (Margaret Thatcher).
1. informal fanciful and unrealistic: an airy-fairy scheme.
2. delicate to the point of being insubstantial; light
[C19: from Tennyson's poem Lillian (1830), where the central figure is described as "Airy, fairy Lillian"]
1. delicate or lovely.
2. unrealistic: airy-fairy ideas about winning the sweepstakes.