always chasing rainbows

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

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
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The actor who plays the role of Frank Carver, a low-level gangster in the film, features a rare sight of him singing, and playing the piano, in a scene where he performs the vaudeville song, 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows.'
At his home, this 89-year old tenor and concert pianist, was in his elements, as he played on his Basendorfen grand piano, and sang for us some of his favorites and ours too - Rogers and Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening," Chopin's I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "O Sole Mio," Mozart, Debussy, and some of our kundimans.
There's also a standard included, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows.
Her mellow "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" for "Rose of Washington Square" is still delicious, but it was dropped.
Q Who sang the song I'm Always Chasing Rainbows? G Cameron, Glasgow A It was written by Harry Carroll and Joseph McCarthy for the 1919 show Oh Look.