to have your head in the clouds



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - have your head in the clouds

"to have your head in the clouds"

to be unaware of what is happening around you because you are distracted by fantasy or daydreams

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - have your head in the clouds

"to have your head in the clouds"

to have impractical dreams or ideas

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your head in the clouds

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Craig! Did you hear what I just said?

Colleague 2:  Sorry, I had my head in the clouds.  What did you say?

Colleague 1:  What were you thinking about?

Colleague 2:  I was daydreaming about a vacation to Borneo.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your head in the clouds

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How is your son doing? Has he found a job? Is he going to school?

Friend 2:  He's decided that he can make money raising chinchillas for their fur.

Friend 1:  Seriously? Doesn't sound very practical. He doesn't have any experience.

Friend 2:  I'm afraid my son has always had his head in the clouds.





to have your head in the clouds - Usage:

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to have your head in the clouds - Gerund Form:

Having your head in the clouds, you may miss something important.

Having your head in the clouds when you started that business venture lead to its failure.



to have your head in the clouds - Examples:

1)  It could be standing right in front of you, especially if you have your head in the clouds or buried in some piece of paper trying the check off the boxes.

2)  ... smell the roses along the way and discover how to have your head in the clouds a little more whilst learning to keep your feet firmly on the ground.

3)  ... minds set on things above does not mean that you have your head in the clouds or that you are living on another planet.

4)  ... taking longer to learn new things and I always had my head in the clouds.

5)  Not attending training practices was a sure sign the player had his head in the clouds.

6)  People say I'm a dreamer, that I have my head in the clouds, that I don't want to live in the real world and I say ...

7)  ... 'drowsy fabulist' as it seems I may always have my head in the clouds despite my best intentions).

8)  Maybe I have my head in the clouds but I'd much rather it be there instead of in the doldrums.

9)  ... is available to them, and they don't just have their head in the clouds and seek out jobs within the otherwise narrow scope of their major.

10)  Jeff, on the contrary, has his head in the clouds. Much to the disappointment of his mother, he is an amiable loser, ...

11)  Resourced based economy. This guy has his head in the clouds. I hate hippies.

12)  I think you must have either your head in the clouds, or been away on holiday, or reporting on a different team... “If you don't know...

13)  I'm the not the sort to have my head in the clouds after a win or go hiding in the woods after a defeat.

14)  I'm very optimistic and have my head in the clouds, and Jason brings me down to reality. 

15)  Daydreamers often get a bad rap: If you're prone to have your head in the clouds rather than your two feet on the ground, there's a good chance ...

16)  She plans to attain a bachelor's degree in Social Work at Wesleyan College, leading her to have her head in the clouds and is very optimistic ...

17)  People who are unaware of current realities are often said to have "their head in the clouds." 

18)  ... the image that likely comes to mind is that of a quirky and eccentric free spirit with a tendency to have their head in the clouds.

19)  People have told you that you have your head in the clouds, and if there's a window in a room you'll probably be staring out of it, imagining all ...

20)  Sure, it's normal to occasionally get snippy after an argument with a friend, or to have your head in the clouds over a crush, but you don't walk ...