US Engage in unrealistic fantasies; waste one’s time: until you nail that down, you’re just whistling Dixie—you’re in a real mess
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- Dean wasn't just whistling Dixie when he made his infamous remark about reaching out to bubbas bearing Confederate flags.
- Republicans have good reason to whistle Dixie.
- If a garden doesn't drain, you're whistling Dixie.
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