chase rainbows

Chase rainbows
If someone chases rainbows, they try to do something that they will never achieve.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • chase rainbows — see ↑rainbow chaser under ↑rain1 • • • Main Entry: ↑chase chase rainbows see ↑rainbow chaser above. • • • Main Entry: ↑rain * * * chase rainbows …   Useful english dictionary

  • chase rainbows —    If someone chases rainbows, they try to do something that they will never achieve.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is chasing rainbows is trying to get something they will never obtain.     She s trying to get into Oxford,… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chase rainbows — to waste your time trying to get or achieve something impossible. I don t think my parents ever believed I d make it as an actor. I think they thought I was just chasing rainbows. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • Chase rainbows —   If someone chases rainbows, they try to do something that they will never achieve …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • chase rainbows — to try to get something that you can never have …   English dictionary

  • wild-goose chase — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fool s errand, chasing rainbows; red herring, snipe hunt, chasing one s own tail, tilting at windmills. See uselessness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. futile search, meaningless chase, vain inquiry, foolish …   English dictionary for students

  • uselessness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of utility Nouns 1. uselessness, inutility; inefficacy, futility; impracticableness, im practicality; inefficiency, impotence; worthlessness, vanity, inanity, unimportance. See unskillfulness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rainbow */ — UK [ˈreɪnˌbəʊ] / US [ˈreɪnˌboʊ] noun [countable] Word forms rainbow : singular rainbow plural rainbows a curved line of colours that appears in the sky when the sun shines while it is raining • chase rainbows …   English dictionary

  • rainbow — rain|bow [ reın,bou ] noun count * a curved line of colors that appears in the sky when the sun shines while it is raining chase rainbows to try to get something that you can never have …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rainbow-chaser — rainˈbow chaser noun A visionary, someone who tries to reach the end of the rainbow (chase rainbows to pursue an impossible aim) • • • Main Entry: ↑rain …   Useful english dictionary

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