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tilt at windmills

Definitions

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  • v. To attack imaginary enemies.
  • v. To go on a wild goose chase; to persistently engage in a futile activity

Etymologies

From a passage in the novel Don Quixote where the eponymous character tilts at (i.e. joust at) windmills that he has mistaken for giants (Wiktionary)

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