Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Meaning of Idiom ‘Beyond Your (or one’s) Wildest Dreams’

When something is beyond your wildest dreams it is much better than you imagined, expected, or hoped. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 

Examples Of Use

“Our winner will receive a fully paid vacation beyond their wildest dreams!”

“Anthony’s marriage proposal was beyond her wildest dreams. He rented out an entire restaurant and hired a string quartet.”

“If you join us, the rewards will be beyond your wildest dreams.”

“History has shown that future technology will be beyond our wildest dreams.”

Origin

Used since at least the mid-1800s.

Beyond is used in this idiom in the sense of ‘above or greater than.’ Wild is used to mean enthusiastic, excited, unrestrained, and not based on sound reasoning.

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1. Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.