other words for wild-goose chase
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
To send out the lifeboat upon such a wild-goose chase would be to turn himself into a laughing-stock.
Besides, no woman is worth what you are risking in this wild-goose chase.
To pursue them seemed a wild-goose chase, and a costly one, in which there was much to spend and little to gain.
You know you have sent me upon many a wild-goose chase before; in—in—in fact, you nev—never sent me upon any other.
Was it a systematic survey of a world he meant to consolidate into one great order, or was it a wild-goose chase?
"A wild-goose chase only," thought Jack, but held his peace, lest he should alarm Dolores.
For he was quite as well aware as the leader of the posse that this search in the Galiuros was a wild-goose chase.
Rick hoped fervently that they weren't on a wild-goose chase.
“Looks like a wild-goose chase,” remarked Phil, with a sigh, after a half an hour had passed.
"I am sorry to have caused you this wild-goose chase," said a meek voice from the back seat.