Definition of fool's paradise in English:

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fool's paradise


A state of happiness based on a person’s not knowing about or denying the existence of potential trouble: they were living in a fool’s paradise, refusing to accept that they were in debt
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  • Now that the fool's paradise of irrational exuberance has come to an end, an abrupt adjustment has been made and many of the schemes have been closed.
  • That is a fool's paradise, it just doesn't work that way.
  • This prime minister has us living in a fool's paradise.

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