wild-goose chase Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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wild-goose chasenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌwaɪldˈɡuːsˌtʃeɪs/ informal
a ​search that is ​completelyunsuccessful and a ​waste of ​time because the ​person or thing being ​searched for does not ​exist or is ​somewhereelse: After two ​hoursspentwandering in the ​snow, I ​realized we were on a ​wildgoosechase.
(Definition of wild-goose chase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wild-goose chase”
in Arabic مُحاوَلة عَقيمة…
in Korean 헛수고, 부질없는 노력…
in Portuguese busca inútil…
in Catalan cerca inútil…
in Japanese 無駄足, 成功の見込みのない試み…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白费力气的搜寻, 徒劳之举…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白費力氣的搜尋, 徒勞之舉…
in Italian sforzo inutile…
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