a wild-goose chase meaning

  "a wild-goose chase" in a sentence
[American slang]
a worthless hunt or chase; a futile pursuit.
  I wasted all afternoon on a wild-goose chase.
   John was angry because he was sent out on a wild-goose chase.

Examples

  1. the hoaxer had sent the police on a wild-goose chase.

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