tilt at windmills - Phrases/Idioms
tilt at windmills
Variant of windmill
- a mill operated by the wind's rotation of large, oblique sails or vanes radiating from a shaft: used as a source of power for grinding grain, pumping water, generating electricity, etc.
- anything like a windmill, as a propellerlike toy (pinwheel) revolved by wind
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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