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The meaning of "away with the fairies"

" Away with the fairies "
Meaning:
Not facing reality; in a dream world.
Example:
She says she is going to star in Johnny Depp's next movie. If you ask me, she's away with the fairies.
Where did it originate?:
From the Celtic folk belief in fairies.
Where is it used?:
In Ireland, but also spreading to other countries.
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