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A commission with baked-in credibility and distance from the noisy din of Congress is a pipe dream.

The idea of using spaceships to travel from one point on the Earth’s surface to another has been around since at least the 1960s, but the cost and complexity of the idea have meant it’s been little more than a pipe dream.

Engineering hundreds of cells related to Alzheimer’s—and to share with scientists globally—was a pipe dream just two decades ago.

Comprehensive immigration reform is a pipe dream, but some Senate Democrats are hoping to tie key immigration provisions to the next big reconciliation push.

From Axios

In the latest edition of our Confessions series, where we exchange anonymity for honesty, the managing director at a global media agency holding group explains why getting paid fairly remains a pipe dream for many of their contemporaries.

From Digiday

I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.

First of all, the idea that Childers ever had any kind of chance of winning a Senate seat in Mississippi was a pipe dream.

But getting our divided, dysfunctional Congress to agree on a course of action seems like a pipe dream.

Yet it's a pipe dream to hope for a trancendent figure to help the GOP cleanse itself of the fringe.

In other words, in the realm of what has been called the “bio-doc,” objectivity is an elusive pipe dream.

I was about to give you a message from his majesty our king, but if you're on a pipe dream don't let me call you home.

But how among countless suggestions is a "cause" to know the difference between a true invention and a pipe-dream?

This is no pipe dream or a simple newspaper yarn, but the plain truth.

I have been trying to believe that what he told me isn't altogether a pipe-dream, but it sounds mightily like one.

"Sounds like a pipe-dream," commented Matt, when his chum had finished.

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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pipe-dream, such as: daydream, wishful thinking, air castle, airy hope, castle in the air, and castle in the sky.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.