Definition of wild goose chase noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


wild goose chase

BrE BrE//ˌwaɪld ˈɡuːs tʃeɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwaɪld ˈɡuːs tʃeɪs//
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a search for something that is impossible for you to find or that does not exist, that makes you waste a lot of time The police had been sent on a wild goose chase.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wild goose chase