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tilt at windmills

Definición de tilt at windmills en inglés:

Attack imaginary enemies or evils: the priest was too busy healing the sick to bother with tilting at ecclesiastical windmills
[with allusion to Cervantes' story of Don Quixote tilting at windmills, believing they were giants]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Hopefully, their officers will fall into line, tackle the real issues of the GAA and stop tilting at windmills.
  • If you diversify into activity where you have no competitive advantage you are just tilting at windmills.
  • It's not hard to see the appeal of a romantic dreamer forever tilting at windmills - Welles spent his life fighting the mundane reality of unrealised ambitions and broken promises.
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