tilt at windmills Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"tilt at windmills" in British English

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tilt at windmills

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

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