Last modified on 16 July 2013, at 21:56

throw one's cap over the windmill

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EtymologyEdit

From a passage in the novel Don Quixote where the eponymous character throws his cap over a windmill that he has mistaken for a giant, as a challenge.

VerbEdit

throw one's cap over the windmill

  1. (idiomatic) To act in a crazed manner.

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