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wild goose

noun
1.
any undomesticated goose, especially the greylag of Britain or the Canada goose.
Origin of wild goose
1050
before 1050; Middle English; Old English
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  • People might well have argued that it was a waste of money to send Christopher Columbus on a wild goose chase.

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