Idioms by The Free Dictionary

dream about (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about someone or something, especially doing something as one’s goal or ambition. I’ve dreamed about being an astronaut since I was eight years old. I’ve dreamed about this moment. I can’t believe it’s actually happening. Back in high school, I dreamed about him. Now we’re together and he’s everything to me.

2. To envision someone or something in one’s sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed about all the foods I couldn’t eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming about the same person every night?

dream away

To waste time absorbed in fantasies. A noun or pronoun can be used between “https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/dream” and “away.” You’ll be up all night doing your book report if you just lay around and dream away the day.

dream of (someone or something)

1. To fantasize about someone or something, especially doing something as one’s goal or ambition. I’ve dreamed of being an astronaut since I was eight years old. I’ve dreamed of this moment. I can’t believe it’s actually happening. Back in high school, I dreamed of him. Now we’re together and he’s everything to me.

2. To envision someone or something in one’s sleep. While recovering from dental surgery, I actually dreamed of all the foods I couldn’t eat. Waking up was quite a disappointment! What does it mean if you keep dreaming of the same thing every night?

dream up

To invent or imagine something. A noun or pronoun can be used between “https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/dream” and “up.” No, Meredith used to flirt with me all the time—I didn’t just dream up her romantic interest in me, I swear! I can’t wait to hear the excuse you’ve dreamed up this time!

Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dream something away

Fig. to waste away a period of time having fantasies. I just want to sit in the sun and dream the day away. Don’t dream away your life!

dream something up

Fig. to invent something; to fabricate something. (The something can be the word something.) I don’t know what to do, but I’ll dream something up. Please dream up a solution for this problem.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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