head in the clouds
head in the clouds
- daydreaming or absentminded
- be unaware of what is going on
- not being actively aware of your present situation
- thinking in an illogical or delusional manner
- He roams around all night with his head in the clouds.
- Kim does not like the logic and keeps her head in the clouds all the time.
- Lolita has her head in the clouds if she thinks she will win the tournament.
- The government has its head in the clouds when it comes to the rebels.
- He is not right for this job; he has his head in the clouds.
- Most of the time she is having her head in the clouds.
The earliest use of this expression dates back to the mid-1600s. The origins are uncertain beyond that is probably the imagery of a very creative person. At that time humans did not have airplanes so aviation was not a concept that inspired the idiom. Clouds were considered out of the reach or impossible to humans. In this regards, when a person used to talk impossible or stupid things people used to refer him as his head is in the clouds. And when a person misjudged a situation people used to tell him to consider the ground realities seriously and come down from the clouds.
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Adi writes: In example it should be her head not his head please correct it. You write: @Adi Thank you very much to report the error. We just corrected it. It should be Thank you very much for reporting the error. This Idiom is listed as Head in the clouds. It should be Having one's/his/her head in the clouds or To have your head in the clouds Meaning : Be unaware of what's going on. This idiom refers to the type of person who is frequently found day dreaming or lost in their own thoughts, with subsequently less attention to the here and now - not necessarily being unaware of what's going on. Example: Most of the time she is having her head in the clouds. It should be : Most of the time she has her head in the clouds. She must be in some deep trouble - this sentence has no relevance to the idiom. Having your head in the clouds has nothing to do with being in trouble.
- Fiona Mackenzie November 24, 2017