Dreams – the stories the brain tells during sleep—they’re a collection of clips, images, feelings, and memories that involuntarily occur during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of slumber.

However, the following idioms are related to the dreams which are not literally pointing out the meaning of the word but those phrases having it.

Here are the common idioms related to dreams you mostly hear when someone is talking.


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A dream come true
* something that has been desired for a long time that has happened as hoped for.

Example: It was a dream come true of her because she finally graduated in college.


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A pipe dream
* an idea that could never happen because it is impossible.

Example: Some of them say that he doesn’t finish his studies and it is just a pipe of dream to become a successful person in his situation.


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American dream
* the idealistic notion that Americans are preoccupied with obtaining certain materialistic goals.

Example: She thought that they will live the American dream after being married by her husband but wasn’t.


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Be in a dream world
* to have ideas or hopes which are not practical and are not likely to be successful.

Example: You will be in a dream world if you always think that you can get a lot of money even without any efforts to do so.


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Beyond your wildest dreams
* much greater or better than you ever expected or imagined.

Example: The life you have right now is beyond your wildest dreams.


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Broken dreams
* wishes or desires that cannot be fulfilled.

Example: Her broken dreams are the guidelines for others to strive more in life.


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Dream On!
* used to express skepticism and say that something is unlikely to happen.

Example: You want to be the next president in the Philippines? Dream on!


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In your dreams!
* to say that what someone wants is never going to happen or be true.

Example: Your crush has a crush on you, too? In your dreams!


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Work like a dream
* To work as well or better than one could have hoped.

Example: His mother’s plan worked like a dream.


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Wouldn’t dream of doing
* would not even consider doing something.

Example: The students wouldn’t dream of doing their projects because their teacher is not so strict.


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