Definition of impossible dream in English:

impossible dream

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A highly desirable yet seemingly unattainable goal or aspiration: within a few years folks could hardly remember why anyone had thought the four-minute mile was an impossible dream Rovers fans are beginning to dream the impossible dream
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  • There have been some 16,000 big leaguers in over a hundred years of baseball and maybe 16 million who dreamed the impossible dream.
  • A society where everyone can be proud of his or her heritage while defending the land we have chosen to live in is not an impossible dream.
  • They pursue impossible dreams, work ridiculous hours, and resolve unsolvable problems.

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