Translation of "wild-goose chase" - English-Spanish dictionary

wild-goose chase

noun uk /ˌwaɪldˈɡuːs ˌtʃeɪs/ informal

a search that is unsuccessful and a waste of time because the person or thing being searched for does not exist or is somewhere else

búsqueda inútil
After two hours spent wandering in the snow, I realized we were on a wild-goose chase.

(Translation of “wild-goose chase” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)