Synonyms for wild-goose chase
- bootless errand
- fool's errand
- lost cause
- merry chase
- red herring
- snipe hunt
- vain attempt
- waste of time
- wasted effort
- wasted labor
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WILD-GOOSE CHASE
Joe was up to snuff and sent the boys on what he considered a wild-goose chase.
Who wants to be enthusiastic on a wild-goose chase like this?
On his way back to town from this wild-goose chase, he heard the sound of hoofs.
"I apprehend we shall have a wild-goose chase of it," rejoined Bob.
I was half afraid that you had come out here on a wild-goose chase.'
But why then had he been lured off on a wild-goose chase all the way to Ipswich?
I'm going with Hiram on a wild-goose chase, and I'm hoping to have some fun.
While you have been on a wild-goose chase she has been here all the time.
I would not see my client's money wasted in such a wild-goose chase.
Could it be that after all they had been on a wild-goose chase?