That’s been a pet dream of mine

This curious statement, heard years ago in a meeting, is a mash up of several thoughts, I think.  The speaker was trying to say “a dream” but was also probably thinking “pet project”.   “Pipe dream” also comes to mind.  One can’t ignore the possibility that “wet dream” as well as “pet peeve” were phrases floating in the subconscious (you had to know the guy).    There may be a thin line between that exciting pet dream and a wet dream.  Of course, I wouldn’t know…

The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris

The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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