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wild goose chase Line breaks: wild goose chase
Pronunciation: /wʌɪld ˈɡuːs tʃeɪs/

Definition of wild goose chase in English:


A foolish and hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable: physicists searching for the hypothetical particle may be on a wild goose chase
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  • He considers that I was on a wild goose chase in searching for the American poet ‘Corduroy’ mentioned in a reminiscence of Clare in the asylum.
  • If we continue to believe that we need to find that one right person or that one wise individual, then we are stuck on a hopeless road of a wild goose chase.
  • However, since most of you haven't got the time or the inclination to go on a wild goose chase, let alone research obscure yet positively breath-taking phobias, I thought I would give you a peek.
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