head in the clouds

head in the clouds
a) Having fantastic or impractical dreams; thinking impractically.

"Well, dear, you cant expect to jump into a big practice all at once, can you? But you see, I think the trouble is, not nearly enough people know youve started." And a little imploringly, and very apologetically, Polly unfolded her artless schemes for self-advertisement.

b) Daydreaming; thinking about matters other than the present reality.

"Wife, Ive a grave suspicion!" said Mahony, and took her by the chin. "While Ive sat here with my head in the clouds, youve been worrying over ways and means, and over having such an unpractical old dreamer for a husband. Now, child, that wont do. I didnt marry to have my girl puzzling her little brains where her next days dinner was to come from. Away with you, to your stitching! Things will be all right, trust to me."

Ant: have ones feet on the ground

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