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  • Tilting at windmills is an English idiom which means "attacking imaginary enemies." The word “tilt,�? here, comes from jousting. This idiomatic phrase originated in the novel Don Quixote, and is often used today in reference to persistent engagement in a futile activity. At one point in the novel, Don Quixote fights windmills that he imagines to be giants.


    January 27, 2008

  • Lovely! I approve of windmills in any form.

    January 27, 2008

  • Me too. There's a quite distinctive windmill which is very much part of the Australian landscape, about the only redeeming feature of cattle stations.

    April 9, 2008