"Sounds like a pipe-dream," commented Matt, when his chum had finished.
"Go ahead and have a good time with your pipe-dream, Abe," Morris said.
The notion that the trombonist had given a signal he derided as an "Old Sleuth pipe-dream."
But how among countless suggestions is a "cause" to know the difference between a true invention and a pipe-dream?
I have been trying to believe ...