fool's paradise

fool's paradise

  1. (idiomatic) A state of happiness due to illusion or false hope.
    • 2004, Jenny Booth, "Mean employers blamed for pensions gap ↗," TimesOnline (London), 13 Dec,
      A report by the Pensions Commission warned that the number who were failing to save enough for their retirement was higher than 12 million, and said that Britain had been living in a "fool's paradise" for 25 years.

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