• If you’re on a wild-goose chase it means it’s a worthless hunt or chase; a futile pursuit.

  • Pursuing something that seems pointless or unattainable.

    A foolish and hopeless pursuit of something unattainable.

1. I wasted my whole morning on a wild-goose chase looking for my keys.


2. Jonathan came back annoyed after I sent him out on a wild-goose chase.


3. Becoming a movie star can end up turning into a wild-goose chase.


4. Attempting the bar exam for the 10th time may be a wild-goose chase in becoming a lawyer.

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