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informal , chiefly British
  • Impractical and foolishly idealistic: love might seem an airy-fairy, romantic concept
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    • It's an airy-fairy philosophical concept that even the experts can't satisfactorily define.
    • Kate tells me that there ‘is no yoga without breath ‘, and that I should think of what I am doing as ‘meditation in motion ‘, which all sounds a bit airy-fairy.
    • ‘It is not going to be an airy-fairy place for a lot of violins, it's right across the board from rock music to folk,’ explained John Metcalfe.
    impractical, unrealistic, idealistic; unfocused, vague, fanciful, insubstantial, without substance, unconvincing

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