英語の日常的表現 – ‘A fool’s paradise’

A fool’s paradise

意味:
to be happy based on false hope or expectation, which will never be fullfilled

日本語のニュアンスとしては、

  • 神頼み
  • 取らぬ狸の皮算用

といったところ

ex.

Ram is confident that he will get a big salary raise this year, but knowing the company’s financial health, I think he’s living in a fool’s paradise.

I’m afraid that Natasha’s martial happiness is a fool’s paradise, there are rumors that her husband is unfaithful.

The stock market is headed for a trouble and anyone who thinks to recover their funds soon, is living in a fool’s paradise.

They were living in a fool’s paradise, refusing to accept that they were in debt, until the bank ceased their property.

John lived in a fool’s paradise, looking forward to a promotion, which he would never get.

Peter always lived in a fool’s paradise thinking, one day Maria will marry him.


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