Pie

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Pie

A Spanish measure of length approximately equivalent to 23.86 centimeters, or just under 11 inches. It is largely obsolete.
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SIR - It was with pleasure that I ingested the thoughts of Steve Groves regarding the proper method of pie eating ('Man's never-ending search for that pie in the sky,' The Western Mail, April 5).
Although movies and videos on demand are still pie in the sky in the U.S.
``This is pie in the sky. ``What this Government can't seem to get to grips with is that a lot of asylum seekers are genuine.''
I WAS chatting to the sports editor yesterday when that strange phrase "pie in the sky" came up in the conversation.
"But it's a pie in the sky to say that (this new system) will help with national security, because foreign students represent a tiny percentage of the total foreigners coming in each year."
(C.I., October, p.3) are quite good but other parts are simply "pie in the sky" comments that nobody listens to anymore.
Manchester United fans would welcome Eric Cantona back with open arms, but admit that talk of him replacing Sir Alex Ferguson is 'pie in the sky'.