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always chasing rainbows

Constantly pursuing something more appealing than what one currently has—no matter how unrealistic it is. You can't be always chasing rainbows your whole life—you need to pick a stable career and start being an adult. You won't find a better girlfriend than Tia. Why are you always chasing rainbows?
See also: always, chase, rainbow

chase rainbows

To constantly pursue things that are unrealistic or unlikely to happen. You can't chase rainbows your whole life—you need to pick a stable career and start being an adult.
See also: chase, rainbow

chasing rainbows

Constantly pursuing things that are unrealistic or unlikely to happen. You can't always be chasing rainbows your whole life—you need to pick a stable career and start being an adult.
See also: chase, rainbow

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.
See also: always, chase, rainbow

the end of the rainbow

If you say that something is the end of the rainbow, you mean that it is something that you would very much like to get or achieve it, although in reality this will be very difficult. For all these teams, Wembley was the elusive prize, the end of the rainbow. Note: You can also say that something is at the end of the rainbow. There's a great big prize at the end of the rainbow and we both want it. Compare with a pot of gold. Note: There is an old legend that a pot of gold is buried at the point where the end of the rainbow meets the ground.
See also: end, of, rainbow

be chasing rainbows

If someone is chasing rainbows, they are wasting their time by trying to get something which they can never have. My teachers told me I'd never make it as an actor and that I was just chasing rainbows
See also: chase, rainbow

at the end of the rainbow

used to refer to something much sought after but impossible to attain.
This phrase refers to the story of a crock of gold supposedly to be found by anyone who succeeds in reaching the end of a rainbow.
See also: end, of, rainbow

chase rainbows (or a rainbow)

pursue an illusory goal.
See also: chase, rainbow


n. a bowlegged person. (Also a rude term of address.) Ask that rainbow if he has to have special trousers made.
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It was the only chance of seeing her lover before they were separated, and she did not hesitate to break the bottle and pour their contents into the basin, when the Rainbow appeared at once.
They were not allowed much time for their adieus; the Rainbow vanished, and the Princess, resolved to run all risks, started off at once, taking nothing with her but her dog, her cat, a sprig of myrtle, and the stone which the wife of Locrinos gave her.
In the midst of this room stood a couch, draped with curtains of all the colours of the rainbow, and suspended by golden cords so that it swayed with the Castle in a manner which rocked its occupant delightfully to sleep.
On this elegant couch lay Prince Rainbow, looking more beautiful than ever, and sunk in profound slumber, in which he had been held ever since his disappearance.
The wedding was celebrated without delay, and succeeding years diminished neither the virtues, beauty, nor the mutual affection of King Rainbow and his Queen, Fairer-than-a-Fairy.
The next moment, close to the net, I saw a ball rebound in mid-air and empty space, and at the same instant, a score of feet away, Paul Tichlorne emitted a rainbow flash.
All I could see was the blotch of shadow and the rainbow flashes, the dust rising from the invisible feet, the earth tearing up from beneath the straining foot-grips, and the wire screen bulge once or twice as their bodies hurled against it.
Rainbow Sports has been working directly with NASCAR to seek sponsorships for minority teams and drivers since 1999.
Camp Rainbow has offered the getaway for 15 years to young Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patients with hematologic and ontological illnesses.
Rainbow eSecurity was created through the consolidation of Rainbow iVEA, which manufactures and markets the Company's award-winning CryptoSwift eCommerce accelerator product family, and Rainbow's Digital Rights Management group, which produce Rainbow's iKey authentication token and the Sentinel family of software security and license management solutions.
Every Fourth of July, the Rainbow Gathering draws up to 30,000 of the strangest people in the world to a different national forest each year.
5 millimeters] would seem to exclude most raindrops from contributing to the rainbow," says Kenneth V.
Five years after introducing the first original content created exclusively for Video-On-Demand, Rainbow Media announced today a broad expansion of its Video-On-Demand services.
Bill Horn, assistant media director for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance in Los Angeles, said the rainbow flag was adopted as a symbol for the gay community about 12 years ago.
Dolan as chief executive officer of Cablevision's programming subsidiary, Rainbow Programming Holdings, Inc.