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English definition of “fool's errand”

fool's errand

noun [C]     /ˌfuːlzˈer.ənd/
an effort that is unlikely to be successful: It's a fool's errand trying to get Lena to join in anything.Useless and futile
(Definition of fool's errand noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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