pie in the sky 不切實際、如空中閣樓
A disappointment – A letter of complaint from a dissatisfied customer.
Dear Mr. Blake:
You are the chief executive of the company and the buck stops there. I have left no stone unturned in my attempts to find out what has happened to the furniture and when it will arrive. I am now seekinig an explanation from you. If your pre-Christmas advertisements were, in fact, just pie in the sky, then please have the honesty to say so and refund my money.
片語: pie in the sky 不切實際、如空中閣樓
定義： used to refer to the promise of some kind of advantage or success which will never actually happen.
1. David says that he’s going to save up and go on a round-the-world trip, but it’s all pie in the sky; he has very little spare money and he spends all of that on his social life.
2. Jean’s father talked of one day owning a whole chain of restaurants, but it was just pie in the sky; when he died all he owned was the local fish-and-chip shop.