Definition of Alice-in-Wonderland adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Alice-in-Wonderland

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌælɪs ɪn ˈwʌndəlænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌælɪs ɪn ˈwʌndərlænd//
 
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used to describe a situation that is very strange, in which things happen that do not make any sense and are the opposite of what you would expect I felt I was in an Alice-in-Wonderland world. In the Alice-in-Wonderland world of European agriculture, farmers are paid more to grow more even when nobody wants to buy what they produce. More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From the title of a children’s story by Lewis Carroll

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