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tilt at windmills Explained

tilt at windmills at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » tilting at windmills


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

Alternative forms

* fight windmills


Inter: head » en|verb|head=to tilt at windmills
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To attack imaginary enemies.
    1. Inter: intransitive » idiomatic To go on a wild goose chase; to persistently engage in a futile activity

      Related terms

      * throw one's cap over the windmill

  • mistake windmills for giants

  • Category: Category:English predicates -
    Translation: my » tilt at windmills