Thesaurus / wild-goose chase
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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To send out the lifeboat upon such a wild-goose chase would be to turn himself into a laughing-stock.

Stella FregeliusH. Rider Haggard

Besides, no woman is worth what you are risking in this wild-goose chase.

The Moon RockArthur J. Rees

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.

Willy ReillyWilliam Carleton

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.

Brand BlottersWilliam MacLeod Raine

Rick hoped fervently that they weren't on a wild-goose chase.

The Pirates of ShanHarold Leland Goodwin

“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.

At the Little Brown HouseRuth Alberta Brown

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.