Our pipe dream is defunct.
"It sounds too much like a pipe dream."
It's nothing but a gigantic pipe dream.
My friend's pipe-dreams came to nothing.
It was no more than a pipe dream, I reckon.
This is no "pipe dream," but an absolute fact.
"You can't fool me with a pipe-dream like this."
"This is the pipe dream to end all pipe dreams."
[From The Back of Our Heads by Barr, Stephen]
Yes, I suppose it's that pipe dream that keeps us all going, eh?
[From The Straw by O'Neill, Eugene]
The pipe-dreams of old days seemed like hen-coop dreams in the spaces in Eleanor's mind.
[From The Chinese Coat by Lee, Jennette]
"Are you really beginning to treat this pipe dream of hers as a serious possibility, Selim?"
[From Omnilingual by Freas, Kelly]
Her idea of stage life is a regular pipe dream, and she'd never be willing to begin at the bottom.
[From Concerning Belinda by Fisher, Harrison]
You're fooling yourself with a pipe dream when you let your little two-by-four run in that groove.
[From Motor Matt's Promise; or, The Wreck of the Hawk by Matthews, Stanley R.]
It sounded like a pipe dream; but if it was, it had been carefully thought out, especially the details that followed.
[From The Flying Saucers are Real by Keyhoe, Donald E. (Donald Edward)]
The pipe-dreams of retrospection are as engrossing and enjoyable as those of anticipation to the appreciative angler.
[From Favorite Fish and Fishing by Henshall, James A. (James Alexander)]
However, my boy, don't think that I'm flirting with the penitentiary for the sake of your dazzling future, or for any of your pipe dreams.
[From Sunlight Patch by Harris, Credo Fitch]
"You know, a scientific man can see all these things on the paper, but to the man with money they are pipe dreams until he sees the wheels go round."
[From Traffic in Souls: A Novel of Crime and Its Cure by Ball, Eustace Hale]
Pipe dreaming did not attract her; she was too fiercely bent upon escape, actual escape, to waste time in dreaming of ways of escape that she never could realize.
[From Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise by Phillips, David Graham]