Definition of in a world of one's own in English:

in a world of one's own

phrase

  • Concerned with one's own thoughts and not aware of what is happening around one.

    ‘he is in a world of his own and is frequently carried away by his own flights of fancy’
    • ‘There is no empathy with the public, for they live in a world of their own.’
    • ‘Like all fantasists, Terence Cooper lived in a world of his own.’
    • ‘The referee appeared to be in a world of his own.’
    • ‘Today, my father lives in a world of his own.’
    • ‘Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was trapped in a world of his own making.’
    • ‘He was living in a world of his own.’
    • ‘They were spellbound in a world of their own.’
    • ‘He seemed to be in a world of his own.’
    • ‘Many visitors felt that he lived in a world of his own.’
    • ‘We were in a world of our own.’
    absent-minded, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, far away, somewhere else, not there, not with us, abstracted, with one's head in the clouds, daydreaming, dreamy, inattentive, distracted, thoughtful, pensive, lost in thought, deep in thought, immersed in thought, wool-gathering, in a brown study, musing, brooding, absent, distrait, heedless, oblivious
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