wild-goose chase

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wild-goose chase

[wahyld-goos]
noun
1.
a wild or absurd search for something nonexistent or unobtainable: a wild-goose chase looking for a building long demolished.
2.
any senseless pursuit of an object or end; a hopeless enterprise: Her scheme of being a movie star is a wild-goose chase.

Origin:
1585–95

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wild-goose chase
 
n
an absurd or hopeless pursuit, as of something unattainable

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It might take you a million years, but it wasn't a complete wild-goose chase where if you miss then you end up with nothing.
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