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be chasing rainbows

To be 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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