tilt at windmills

idiom

Definition of tilt at windmills

British
: to use time and energy to attack an enemy or problem that is not real or important

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“Tilt at windmills.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilt%20at%20windmills. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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