airy-fairy


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air·y-fair·y

also airy fairy (âr′ē-fâr′ē) Chiefly British Slang
adj.
Insubstantial or impractical: "You are talking about some airy fairy concept which will never come in my lifetime" (Margaret Thatcher).

airy-fairy

(ˈɛərɪˈfɛərɪ)
adj
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"]

air′y-fair′y



adj.
1. delicate or lovely.
2. unrealistic: airy-fairy ideas about winning the sweepstakes.
[1830]
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airy-fairy

[ˌɛərɪˈfɛərɪ] ADJ (Brit) [ideas, principles] → superficial, vacío; [plan, promises] → vano, fantasioso; [person] → insustancial

airy-fairy

[ˌɛərɪˈfɛəri] (British) adj (British) [ideas, principles] → farfelu(e)

airy-fairy

adj (Brit inf) → versponnen; excusewindig; talkversponnen, larifari inv (inf); your plans seem rather airy-fairydeine Pläne scheinen ziemlich unausgegoren

airy-fairy

[ˈɛərɪˈfɛərɪ] adj (fam) → vago/a
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