bay at the moon

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bay at the moon

To make appeals in vain. Good luck talking to the principal, but I think you'll just be baying at the moon—I doubt you'll get a better grade.
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bay at the moon

or

howl at the moon

LITERARY
If you bay at the moon or howl at the moon, you waste your time and energy trying to do something which is impossible or trying to get something which you cannot have. You're looking for the perfect man and he doesn't exist. You're baying at the moon.
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bay at the moon

clamour or make an outcry to no effect.
The barking of dogs at a full moon has been a metaphor for futile activity since the mid 17th century.
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However, the lure of the big wide world proved too tempting and he turned his back on home one last time and toddled off to fend for himself, stopping only to stand up on his back paws and give a little victory howl at the moon.
The more practical reasons: Wolves howl at the moon because they're nocturnal.
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They don't even really howl at the moon, but sing at it.
There is nothing Catholic leadership can do about this except perhaps howl at the moon.