whistle dixie

whistle dixie

engage in unrealistic fantasies

waste your time – US

Dixie is an informal name for the Southern states of the USA. The marching song Dixie (1859) was popular with Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War.

2001 - New York Times - These guys are just whistling Dixie. They're ignoring the basic issues that everyone's been pointing out to them for a decade.

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