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fool's errand

Syllabification: fool's er·rand

Definition of fool's errand in English:

noun

A task or activity that has no hope of success.
Example sentences
  • I've never been a big person for fool's errands.
  • Well, you know, no government is beyond fool's errands.
  • Trying to pin the blame on any other individual is a fool's errand.

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