a foolish and hopeless pursuit of something unattainable.
“physicists searching for the hypothetical particle may be on a wild goose chase”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘go on a wild goose chase’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘go on a wild goose chase’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.