somewhere over the rainbow

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Popularized from the song Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, written by Harold Arlen (music) and E.Y. Harburg (lyrics) for the film The Wizard of Oz


somewhere over the rainbow (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) at an unknown, hypothetical, or very distant place
    • 1996, Ann DuCille, Skin Trade
      Perhaps somewhere over the rainbow there is a land where equality and justice are colorblind, where no one is the other, where no one by virtue of race, gender, or sexual orientation is an outcast or an anomaly.
    • 1939, Judy Garland, Over the Rainbow
      Somewhere over the rainbow
      Way up high,
      There's a land that I heard of
      Once in a lullaby