(redirected from pipe dream)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six gallons is also called a pipe.

References in periodicals archive ?
wishes to live safely, it must abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK and learn to co-exist with the country that has nuclear weapons and should wake up from its pipe dream of our country giving up nuclear weapons which we have developed and completed through all kinds of hardships," North Korea's foreign ministry said in a statement, according to KCNA.
A sunny and crisp St David's Day morning saw 62 runners gather at Dolgarrog Community Centre for the 10th annual Pipe Dream Race.
However, Lee Edwards had Indian Pipe Dream in front from the start and, though Foxesbow got to within a couple of lengths on the long run-in, at the post he was stretching clear again.
Every pipe dream in RC(w) is associated to a reduced factorisation of w as follows: replace each cross appearing in row i and column j of the pipe dream with the elementary transposition (i + j - 1, i + j).
Look, I am sure they mean well, but isn't pounds 70m enough to waste on this pipe dream without us blowing a single penny more?
He created costumes for Guys and Dolls in 1950 and in the 1955 revival, and he was a Tony winner in 1955 for Rodgers and Hammer-stein's Pipe Dream.
Despite grabbing a massive last-gasp win over Rangers on Wednesday to keep their title hopes alive McDonald admits pipping their arch-rivals to the league flag is still a pipe dream.
But can the $7 billion project ever be more than a pipe dream when the city can't even afford $50 million for more cops to fight gangs?
But, while some may be critical or even claim this is evidence the plan was only ever a pipe dream, those behind the project insist they are guilty of nothing more than over optimism.
It may be more than a pipe dream that a robust alternative energy market could provide a new, competitive end market for recyclers handling mixed or Low-end materials lacking practical closed loop systems.
What could result is a seminary population explosion that is only a pipe dream now.
In the years that followed, black business has evolved to touch virtually every major industry within the United States and grown to the point where generating $1 billion a year is no longer a pipe dream, it's a milestone that African American entrepreneurs--among them Kase L.