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to chase a rainbow

Submitted by DanielZ on Tue, 05/02/2019 - 04:57

Idiomatic translations of "to chase a rainbow"

Bosnian
Vući vola za rogove
Breton (Brezhoneg)
bezañ beleg
Bulgarian
Дърпам дявола за опашката
Explanations:
Bulgarian
Да си играеш с огъня
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English
To pull the devil by the tail.
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English
to beat the air/wind
English
to flog/beat a dead horse
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English
to chase moonbeams
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English
To draw a blank
Explanations:
English #1, #2, #3, Russian, Serbian
French
Faire chou blanc
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French
Donner un coup d'épée dans l'eau.
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French
battre l'eau/l'air/le vent
French
Tirer le diable par la queue.
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German
Wie der Fisch auf dem Trocknen.
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German
Luftlöcher schlagen
German
Einen Schlag ins Wasser tun / einen Reinfall erleben
Greek
(κάνω) μια τρύπα στο νερό
Italian
dare colpi/colpire alla cieca
Italian
(fare) un buco nell'acqua
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Italian
Prendere il diavolo per la coda
Japanese
空回りする
Japanese
無駄骨を折る
Neapolitan
(fá) nu buco/pertuso/buscio dint'a ll'acqua
Polish
uderzać na oślep
Portuguese
Bater as botas
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Portuguese
com os pes para a cova
Romanian
a bate apa în piuă (să se aleagă untul)
Russian
биться как рыба об лёд
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Serbian
Udarati u prazno
Serbian
mlatiti praznu slamu
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Serbian
Uhvatiti vola za rogove.
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Serbian
Ударати у празно
Spanish
Martillar en hierro frío.
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Spanish
Lanzar puños al aire
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Spanish
Lanzar golpes al aire
Spanish
dar palos al agua
Spanish
to throw punches at the air
Spanish
dar palos de ciego
Spanish
quedarse en blanco
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Turkish
seytani kuyrugundan yakalamak
Turkish
havanda su dovmek
Turkish
sıfır çekmek
Turkish
başarısız olmak
Ukrainian
битися як риба об лід (як риба на ятері, у саку)

Meanings of "to chase a rainbow"

English

to try to pursue unrealistic or fanciful goals; to undertake an effort that will have result in no outcome; to do in vain

Explained by DanielZ on Tue, 05/02/2019 - 04:57
Explained by DanielZ