It is, increasingly, the received wisdom in the West that nation building is a fool's errand.
Despite the obstacles, however, Ephron excelled, moving from errand girl to bona fide writer at the New York Post and Esquire.
It's a fool's errand when the general electorate is trending in favor of more government.
He demonstrated that he had the makings of a future Marine after his mother sent him on a last minute errand to a nearby deli.
At the start of the game he is been sent to the fantastic city of Columbia on an errand: to find a girl and have his debt cleaned.
She has been sent on an errand, and wants to get across the street.
Mr. Paine looked up as he entered, and had no difficulty in guessing his errand.
What errand summoned these men in red robes to this man in a black coat?
This relieved her, and she was able to give an account of her errand on the field of battle.
George saw her coming, and wondered what could possibly be her errand.
Old English ærende "message, mission; answer, news, tidings," from Proto-Germanic *ærundjam (cf. Old Saxon arundi, Old Norse erendi, Danish ærende, Swedish ärende, Old Frisian erende, Old High German arunti "message"). Originally of important missions; meaning "short, simple journey and task" is attested by 1640s. Related: Errands.