Battling Windmills




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Battling Windmills : Phrases



Meaning:

Fighting pointless battles or imaginary enemies, with conviction.


Example:

If you study
balls to the wall from now on, you just might pass your calculus class.


Origin:

A reference to the book
Don Quixote in which the hero delusionally thinks that windmills are dragons that he must slay. Sometimes heard as tilting at windmills.

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