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Ideas today need to be cost neutral or cost effective, not airy fairy ideas that won't stack up to financial scrutiny or can't be undertaken because they are unorthodox or illegal."
Perhaps you just cut to the chase quicker than some more airy fairy types of folk.
"He is very practical and level headed, while I am the airy fairy onewhocomesupwith the ideas.
"She's a feisty, strong girl from Newcastle and she isn't who she is through being airy fairy. She's strong and she's good.
One member of our group described them as airy fairy proposals.'' Coun Simon Reed, executive member for adult care, said the proposals included a pledge that anyone who still wants access to a traditional day care place would be provided with one.
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The project involved pupils working with professional artists Emma Ward and Becca Wall of the Rugby's Airy Fairy Artworks Company.
This may sound rather spiritual and 'airy fairy' but believe me when I say that the exercises are effective.
Margalit admirably bases her imaginings of an afterlife in an unsentimental framework which has no truck with either of the standard movie visions of what comes after death--either an airy fairy universe or some terrifying horror-show of damnation.
``Instead the first three wickets fell to airy fairy strokes and now we have got a lot of work to do for the rest of this Test."
But there was always something very down to earth about him, unlike Jon and Vanda who are just so airy fairy.
But I can tell he doesn't really because he's always worked in a trade and thinks my degree was a bit airy fairy - which it was, but at least I'm smart enough to pass exams.
Arty, airy fairy breathy troubadouring that's unlikely to trouble the radio airwaves.
To further make my day, Prince Charles is spending more taxpayers' money in pursuit of more of his airy fairy ideas.
There is too much violence in the game now, and too much airy fairy falling over and cheating."