tilt at windmills

idiom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The good news is, while the antivaxxers tilt at windmills, there are scientists out there trying to find out the roots of autism. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2010

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“Tilt at windmills.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilt%20at%20windmills. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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