fool’s paradise

fool’s paradise

Meaning

  • This phrase refers to someone who becomes happy at hopes provided based on false facts.
  • It is the state of happiness that is not considered real since it would be short lived, only until the truth is revealed.

Example Sentences

  1. The money was never going to be deposited by him. He kept promising her and let her stay in that fool’s paradise for way too long.
  2. You must be in a fool’s paradise if you think that it will rain at the time of such hot summers.
  3. No woman should be kept in a fool’s paradise by promising her of marriage when one does not intend to.
  4. It is wrong to make promise when you do not want to keep it. Another person stays in a fool’s paradise for as long as he believes you.
  5. Her dog had died but the parents did not have the heart to say that to her. She was hence kept in a fool’s paradise and they only told her he is visiting a farm and will live there now.

Origin

The phrase originated in a publication called the ‘Paston Letters‘ in the year 1462 although not in the exact manner that it is being used currently. Shakespeare then used the same phrase in his very popular work ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the year 1592.

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