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tilt at windmills

literary
to fight enemies who do not really exist
Translations of “tilt at windmills”
in Chinese (Traditional) 向風車挑戰, 跟實際不存在的敵人戰鬥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向风车挑战, 跟实际不存在的敌人战斗…
(Definition of tilt at windmills from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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