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Definition of "wild-goose" []

  • An absurd or hopeless pursuit, as of something unattainable (noun)

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Use "wild-goose" in a sentence
  • "“Look, we have no way of knowing yet if this is a hoax or a sick joke, but it could derail the entire investigation if you give it undue prominence in your paper and everyone has to go hightailing off on a wild-goose chase.”"
  • "They all need to finish what is already started before they go off on their own wild-goose chase."
  • "I think I have an idea of who is causing the sabotage and just want to get his feedback first, before I send us all on a wild-goose chase."
  • "“Look, we have no way of knowing yet if this is a hoax or a sick joke, but it could derail the entire investigation if you give it undue prominence in your paper and everyone has to go hightailing off on a wild-goose chase.”"
  • "On the instant a score of the men who had declined to accompany him on the wild-goose chase were crowding about him with proffered gold-sacks."