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adjective Alice in Wonderland pronunciation in British English /ˌælɪs ɪn ˈwʌndə(r)ˌlænd/
 
  1. used for talking about a strange situation, in which everything seems to be the opposite of what normally happens

    the Alice in Wonderland world of the corporate boardroom, where failed executives get paid huge bonuses

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From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a famous children’s story by Lewis Carroll in which a girl called Alice visits a strange dream-like world.
 

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