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wild goose chase meaning

  "wild goose chase" in a sentence
  • [American slang]
    n. phr. An absurd and completely futile errand. I was on a wild goose chase when I was sent to find a man who never really existed.

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  1. you're led on a wild goose chase if you look for an apartment in the papers.
  2. someone will have no head if this is another wild goose chase
  3. wild goose chase
  4. how can we possibly find what the boss asked us for ? i think we ’ re on a wild goose chase
  5. the reporter was sent on a wild goose chase, for the monster he was to investigate had never really existed

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