Space cadet
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British pronunciation/spˈeɪs kɐdˈɛt/
American pronunciation/spˈeɪs kɐdˈɛt/
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a person who is perceived as being absent-minded or out of touch with reality

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What is the origin of the idiom "space cadet" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "space cadet" can be traced back to the mid-20th century, specifically the 1950s. It emerged during the space race era when interest in space exploration was on the rise. The phrase often carries a playful or lighthearted tone, but it can also carry a slight negative connotation, implying a lack of seriousness or engagement.

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having a deep and dark blue color with a slightly muted or dusty tone, reminiscent of the dark blue color

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