away with the fairies

away with the fairies
   Someone who is away with the fairies is in such a dreamy state that they are not totally in touch with reality and give the impression of being slightly mad.

It's no use trying to explain the problem to her - she's away with the fairies!

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  • away with the fairies — If someone is away with the fairies, they don t face reality and have unrealistic expectations of life …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • away with the fairies — (informal) 1. In a state of abstraction 2. Given to daydreaming • • • Main Entry: ↑fairy …   Useful english dictionary

  • away with the fairies — adjective (to be) not with it, dreaming, not all there Now, I know the story is away with the fairies, but he produces a body and I take him down to the station to talk to the detectives …   Wiktionary

  • away with the fairies — adj, adv distracted, absent minded, in a reverie. The first version of the phrase is com mon in Scottish usage, the second is more often heard in Australia. Both derive ultimately from the folk belief that forces from the fairy world can abduct,… …   Contemporary slang

  • Away with the fairies — 1. daydreaming; 2. mentally unsound or eccentric; 3. not in touch with reality; 4. incapacitated by alcohol …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • away with the fairies — Australian Slang 1. daydreaming; 2. mentally unsound or eccentric; 3. not in touch with reality; 4. incapacitated by alcohol …   English dialects glossary

  • The Children of Húrin —   …   Wikipedia

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  • The Children of Húrin — Les Enfants de Húrin Les Enfants de Hurin Alan Lee dédicaçant Les Enfants de Húrin à Londres Auteur J. R. R. Tolkien (édité par Christopher Tolkien) Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Emerald Isle — ; or, The Caves of Carrig Cleena , is a two act comic opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and Edward German, and a libretto by Basil Hood. It premiered at the Savoy Theatre on April 27 1901, closing on November 9 1901 after a run of 205… …   Wikipedia

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