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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

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

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

the end of the rainbow

That which is greatly desired but is exceptionally difficult or elusive to achieve or obtain. I spent my whole college life thinking a cushy job like this was the end of the rainbow, but now that I have it, I'm feeling fairly disenchanted. After such a long legal battle, we're just happy to know that there will be a bit of closure at the end of the rainbow.
See also: end, of, 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

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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