flight of fancy

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In this flight of fancy, Mr Swiveller was assisted by a deceptive piece of furniture, in reality a bedstead, but in semblance a bookcase, which occupied a prominent situation in his chamber and seemed to defy suspicion and challenge inquiry.
I answered, smiling; and then, with rather a flight of fancy, "It's the idea of a garden in the middle of the sea.
This flight of fancy provoked something like a faint smile on Mr Verloc's face.
It was, in truth, as impossible for him to take a flight of fancy as it would be for a watchmaker to put together a chronometer with nothing except a two-pound hammer and a whip-saw in the way of tools.
Little Fyne's flight of fancy picturing three people in the fatal four wheeler--you remember?
My flight of fancy arrived with a lump of Yellow Man Jawbox Gin have been on about it for ages, especially given the fact ginger ale was invented in Belfast.
This flight of fancy from Councillor Trickett is more about Birmingham city council thrashing around for extra money.
Sadly, there just isn't time for him to go into an extended flight of fancy on QI or break into song in the middle of Hot Fuzz.
But last week the CBSO - the famous City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - stunned air passengers with a flight of fancy.
SMITH dancetheatre's Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story is a delightful flight of fancy that set the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alight with its poignant and compelling comic story-telling.
This may seem like a poetic flight of fancy but the meaning is far deeper than asking if you live your own life.
And when they put up this model, they were largely slated by the purists, with the design put down as a flight of fancy.