What is another word for wild goose chase?

81 synonyms found


[ wˈa͡ɪld ɡˈuːs t͡ʃˈe͡ɪs], [ wˈa‍ɪld ɡˈuːs t‍ʃˈe‍ɪs], [ w_ˈaɪ_l_d ɡ_ˈuː_s tʃ_ˈeɪ_s]

Related words: nobody's coming for you, white elephant, chasing a wild goose, just living the wild goose chase

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    How to use "Wild goose chase" in context?

    No one knows for sure where the expression "wild goose chase" came from, but it is thought to have originated in medieval Britain where pilgrims would embark on long and arduousreligious journeys in the hope of reaching Jerusalem. Many of these expeditions were fruitless and often resulted in the pilgrims becoming quite deranged. One such expedition is said to have ended in disaster when a group of pilgrims followed a goose that lead them astray into a marshland. The implication is that chasing a wild goose was a fool's errand.

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