Pie in the sky

Idiom

Pie in the sky

Definition

An expression used to describe an unrealistic and highly unlikely goal or hope.

Examples Sentences

He promised to make me rich, but it was just pie in the sky.

I know it’s pie in the sky, but I still hold out hope of winning the lottery one day.

Origin

The phrase ‘Pie in the sky’ dates back to a 1911 labor union song written by Joe Hill, an American labor activist.

FAQs

What does ‘pie in the sky’ mean?

It is an expression used to describe an unrealistic and highly unlikely goal or hope.

Where does the phrase ‘pie in the sky’ come from?

The phrase ‘Pie in the sky’ dates back to a 1911 labor union song written by Joe Hill, an American labor activist.