fool's paradise

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - fool's paradise

"fool's paradise"

to be ​happy because you do not ​know or will not ​accept how ​bad a ​situation really is


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Idiom Scenario 1

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Work sure has been fun and enjoyable for the past two weeks.

Colleague 2:  You're living in a fool's paradise.

Colleague 1:  Why do you say that?Idiom Definition - fool's paradise

Colleague 2:  Because the boss has been on holidays for the past two weeks and you know that things will change when he returns.

Colleague 1:  But I can live in my dream world until then.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - fool's paradise

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Alex is so happy. He's so in love with Amy. He floats around his days without a care in the world.

Friend 2:  Too bad Alex doesn't know that Amy has been dating other men and will eventually leave Alex.

Friend 1:  I think we should just let Alex live in his fool's paradise as long as possible.

fool's paradise - Usage:


fool's paradise - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for fool's paradise.

fool's paradise - Examples:

1)  ... which had subsidies tapering to nil after 10 years, were a fool 's paradise, Mr Bracks said. Mr Kennett predictably replied that it was ludicrous to ...

2)  We should live in a fool 's paradise if wishful thinking led us to believe that cruel war would bring in its train ...

3)  The trouble with this picture is that Margot is in a fool 's paradise. She asserts undying love for the nice guy Paul but is seduced from his ...

4)  ... have some kind of relevance to modern intelligent peoples are living in a fool 's paradise of self-delusion and are a threat to the good order of democracy. Not seeing ...

5)  ... the other issues unless it affects them personally and must live in a fool 's paradise that thinks it never will. 

6)  ... don't have to worry about anything. And it's living in a fool 's paradise really, because you do have to worry about those things.

7)  We'd be living in a fool 's paradise if we said we were going to catch the Americans and win.

8)  ... those who are prudish and all those who prefer to live in a fool 's paradise of imaginary innocence and purity, selfishly oblivious to the horrible realities, which torment ...

9)  ... those who consider any online activity as secure are living in a fool 's paradise, downloading copywritten material will come back and bite those who do and anyone found ...

10)  To rely on a single cloud service provider is a fool 's paradise and to port an existing infrastructure built on the assumption that servers are highly available ...

11)  There are many people living in a fool 's paradise because of low interest rates.

12)  ... the conditions for future crisis. In retrospect, it was a fool 's paradise -- the band playing on oblivious to the dangers ahead. 

13)  ... Ireland, has told dissident IRA factions that they are living in a fool 's paradise when it comes to thinking violence can work.

14)  Nobody but a coward would consciously choose to live in a fool 's paradise.

15)  ... is a state of unreal happiness, and people who live in a fool 's paradise are deceiving themselves: their happiness or trust is based on false information or a ...

16)  These kids and their parents are being offered a fool 's paradise, where everything will go swimmingly until the Government spoils it. 

17)  Wake up and smell the coffee, Mrs. Bueller. It's a fool 's paradise. He is just leading you down the primrose path.

18)  We are living in a fool 's paradise that is actually a disappearing mirage that reveals the worst drought in our history and ...

19)  ... the sinful lifestyle without present penalty or future risk of hell (a fool 's paradise if there ever was one).

20)  Reagan's "happiness" was that of a fool 's paradise. He was cheerful because he never let the facts disturb his ideological convictions.