Meaning of pipe dream

pipe' dream"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any fantastic notion, hope, or story: Her plans for a movie career are just a pipe dream.

pipe-dream

Pronunciation: (pīp'drēm"), [key]
— -dreamed -dreamt, -dream•ing.
  1. to indulge in pipe dreams; fantasize.
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