never-never land

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nev·er-nev·er land

An imaginary and wonderful place; a fantasy land.

[After Never-Never Land, , fictional setting used in the play Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.]

nev′er-nev′er land`

an unreal, imaginary, or ideal state, condition, place, etc.
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Noun1.never-never land - a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

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We can't just leave them in never-never land," he said.
Every so often I make it be known that it's the one I want to read regardless of what the last born child fancies hearing as he drifts off to never-never land.
Finally we were through to Departures and that strange never-never land where normal rules, sense and sensibility no longer apply because your fate is now the responsibility of airport and aircraft personnel.
He drifts above the noise and situation into a never-never land of 'what would be.
The kind of men you might find lounging outside pubs on Saturday nights never mind the faubourgs of Never-Never Land (as I said, don't expect the Peter Pan your mother once read to you).
Peter takes the trio far above the clouded night sky (with stunning animated visual effects used to augment Gilbert Players' already impressive use of a fly system to suspend the actors above the stage), passing the "second star to the right, and straight on til' mornin' '' and journeying to Never-Never Land, a place full of pirates, natives, a ticking crocodile and "Lost Boys'' who never grow up.
We also need to track cases on a statewide basis to catch cases languishing in never-never land and to make sure the additional monies are being used efficiently.
Jack McQuillen, aged 4, front, and Crystal McQuillen, aged 3, in Peter Pan's Never-Never Land Grotto at Dudley Zoological Gardens
So the Farm Bill dithers in Never-Never Land, plows continue to chew away at CRP acreage and native prairie and wildlife suffers, and, by association, so do upland bird and duck hunters.
A bit like how we all felt in the 1980s and 90s living on the debt of the never-never land.
He said: "We are in pharmacological never-never land here, something that was done to Michael Jackson and no one else in history to my knowledge.
The Euro-Union longs for the never-never land of its youth where cheap money flowed freely and the price of bonds did not reflect the balance of budgets.