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fool's errand

noun
1.
a completely absurd, pointless, or useless errand.
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British Dictionary definitions for fools-errand

fool's errand

noun
1.
a fruitless undertaking
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Idioms and Phrases with fools-errand

fool's errand

A fruitless mission or undertaking, as in Asking the bank for yet another loan was clearly a fool's errand. [ c. 1700 ]
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