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Used to refer to something much sought after but impossible to attain:‘the long-lost loving parent who waits at the end of every unhappy child's rainbow’
- ‘We'll never find happiness by looking for it, any more than we'll find the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow by looking for it.’
- ‘Yet, they continue on with a program they might not enjoy, burnt out and stressed, because they see a light at the end of the rainbow that might not exist, but is still worth attempting to reach.’
- ‘They are still desperately chasing the feature film at the end of the rainbow.’
- ‘You could lose $100 million today because at the end of the rainbow, you were going to make a trillion.’
- ‘Urban life is not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for those who migrate.’
- ‘So one of the first things I had to deal with in coming here was the dot-com view of just doing an IPO and quickly seeing a big payday at the end of the rainbow.’
- ‘Then along came the high-technology stocks with their promise of gold at the end of the rainbow and pharmaceutical shares were cast aside like a pair of old boots.’
- ‘The slip of paper inside the fortune cookie I got to choose on Thursday night read: ‘You will soon find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.’’
- ‘Then I grew up and realized that not much has changed, only that now you're promised gold at the end of the rainbow if you work hard enough.’
- ‘Competitive balance is a worthy aim, but it may be a mere illusion, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.’
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