at the end of the rainbow

at the end of the rainbow

Said of something that is appealing but seemingly illusive or very hard to obtain. Yeah, I highly doubt you're going to find a raise at the end of the rainbow when you meet with your boss today.
See also: end, of, 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
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No glossy pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. There are only new beginnings."
Thinking that perhaps it is time she leaves the tree farm and the ghosts of her past behind, she sets off in her fathers peach-colored wagon in search of happiness at the end of the rainbow.
This annum, we will make like an Irish leprechaun and find that pot of entrepreneurial gold at the end of the rainbow. class="MsoNormalThe problem is that according to science, there is no end to a rainbow.
Hell, why not just throw in a unicorn and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for good measure?The EU needs to be smart and better, Babiscaron said.
WHAT'S AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW? -- Residents, business owners, and transient workers share feelings of despair, uncertainty, and hope ahead of the closure of Boracay Island on April 26.
There may be a chance to catch a Leprechaun and find some gold at the end of the rainbow.
And Price is expected to fight Alexander Povetkin on the same bill, with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow potentially being a shot at the 29-year-old Olympic champion, providing he beats his challenger on the same night.
There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.
Harris, of Amberley, West Sussex, allegedly said he could pay PS500 upfront and the rest "at the end of the rainbow" from selling Ms Allinson's house.
"What will you find at the end of the rainbow?" is the name of the topic - focusing on colour and shape.
"The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" - Labour's Lord Kinnock on Wales' first appearance in a major tournament, the Euros, for more than half a century.
"The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" Labour's Lord Kinnock on Wales's first appearance in a major tournament, the Euros, for more than half a century "The Leave campaign are trying to perpetrate what I can only describe as a fraud on the British people.
Among other goings-on, John Charlton describes a pilot project that's funding libraries in South Africa, as well as a European Commission plot to reform copyright law for--you guessed it--the "pots of gold" at the end of the rainbow.
Karla Uphoff is hoping for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.