Synonyms for lost cause
- bootless errand
- fool's errand
- merry chase
- red herring
- snipe hunt
- vain attempt
- waste of time
- wasted effort
- wasted labor
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOST CAUSE
I have acknowledged a hundred times that I belong to a lost cause.
Always I fought for a lost cause, and always my sympathies were with the rebel.
But with them then it was a "lost cause," and through no fault of their own.
One could fancy it the scene of a last stand in a lost cause.
She drew him for Prothero's benefit as the champion of the lost cause of literature.
With them, what appears to be a lost cause inspires no hope.
In the fifteenth century he was merely the leader of a lost cause.
Never did they fight a forlorn hope or die for a lost cause.
The survivor of the Lost cause had by this time forgotten all about his rations.
Sir Arthur had told her all about that lost cause, and all about his plans for the future.