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Fool's Paradise

What Does "Fool's Paradise" Mean?

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"Fool's paradise" is an English idiom. It means "a state of happiness based on a person's not knowing about or denying the existence of potential trouble."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "fool's paradise" used in a sentence:
  • He's living in a fool's paradise if he thinks this scheme will work.
  • You're in a fool's paradise if you believe everything he says.
  • Believing that everything is fine without any preparation is like living in a fool's paradise.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Fool's Paradise" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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