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always chasing rainbows
tending to look for something (more) exciting and (more) rewarding but without realistic expectations. He can't seem to settle down and enjoy life. He's always chasing rainbows.
trying to achieve something that is not possible or practical He wanted to go into show business, but friends told him to quit chasing rainbows.
to waste your time trying to get or achieve something impossible (usually in continuous tenses) I don't think my parents ever believed I'd make it as an actor. I think they thought I was just chasing rainbows.
n. a bowlegged person. (Also a rude term of address.) Ask that rainbow if he has to have special trousers made.