: something impossible to get or achieve
She's chasing after a pot of gold (at the end of the rainbow).
Recent Examples on the Web Down the hall, children's pictures were taped next to a rainbow leading to a picture of a pot of gold. —Keith Sharon, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2023 Accessorizing their looks were headbands that featured a pot of gold and a rainbow with a clover. —Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023
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