the end of the 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.
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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
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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.
I think it's important in life that we all continue to search for the end of the rainbow. We must always continue to explore and wonder, seek out the unknown, never settling for what will do, what leaves us in a comfort zone.
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.
AN OAP told an undercover policeman posing as a hitman his partner's death was "the end of the rainbow", a court heard.
"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.