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A Wild Goose Chase – آی آر پی دی اف

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A Wild Goose Chase

A search that has no hope of success (informal)

Example:The police were sent on a wild goose chase looking for the money that the criminals had already spent.

Origin: Many common idioms like this one come from the works of Shakespeare (1564-1616), the famous English poet and dramatist who wrote 38 plays, including Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. 

Mercutio : If thy wits run the wild goose chase, I have don. ( Romeo and Juliet)