Translation of wild goose chase in Spanish:

wild goose chase

Pronunciation /ˌwaɪld ˈɡus ˌtʃeɪs//ˌwaɪl(d)ˈɡus ˌtʃeɪs//wʌɪld ˈɡuːs tʃeɪs/

noun

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    I'm not going into town again on another wild goose chase no pienso ir otra vez al centro a perder el tiempo para nada
    • they sent him off on a wild goose chase, so that they could be alone lo mandaron a no sé qué tontería para poder estar solos
    • And tracking down ingredients such as tat tsoi no longer feels like a wild goose chase, since speciality foods are now stocked in many supermarkets.
    • We finally convinced a judge to do testing on that, over the objection of the prosecution's office, who said that I was already convicted twice, and this was a wild goose chase.
    • Other journalists were sent on wild goose chases across Newport to non-existent accreditation offices.
    • But the real downside of media-sponsored rewards is that people seeking to cash in will pass information that sends investigating officers off on wild goose chases.
    • He considers that I was on a wild goose chase in searching for the American poet ‘Corduroy’ mentioned in a reminiscence of Clare in the asylum.
    • The most damaging consequences are to scientists working in the area, whose research may be delayed by being sent on a wild goose chase, and to the reputations of scientific journals.
    • Similarly the number of calls to police helplines meant that, however well intentioned, the search was sent off on several wild goose chases.
    • I set off an a wild goose chase for corned beef and white pudding, but having no luck, I returned to the hotel for a late lunch, and relaxed in my room for a while, including having a much needed snooze.
    • It'll all be that kind of guess work, and many wild goose chases.
    • But the hunt stank of a wild goose chase as soon as it began.
    • When we arrived at the address, a highrise near Vancouver General Hospital, we realized it was a home for senior citizens and that we were probably on a wild goose chase.
    • Elliot said in a lecture in 1956 that he was sorry he sent so many people off on a wild goose chase for meanings that were not there.
    • They don't like being brought on wild goose chases up and down here to meetings in Claremorris.
    • He leads Guérin on a wild goose chase to a remote cabin, and forces her to endure a scenery-chewing description of his hobby, which all along was a misdirected plea for love.
    • Sir, again, the people in those vehicles potentially were witnesses, and never in my mind would I classify a potential witness as a wild goose chase.
    • However, since most of you haven't got the time or the inclination to go on a wild goose chase, let alone research obscure yet positively breath-taking phobias, I thought I would give you a peek.
    • Trying to find decent (not laughable) gifts whilst fighting pushy people and time constraints is like going on a wild goose chase.
    • Happily, this decision enabled me to make numerous references to Mirkin's goose being cooked, going on a wild goose chase, looking for Mother Goose, and comments such as ‘have a gander at this goose’.
    • On each occasion to date, the search for the unholy grail has proved more of a wild goose chase.
    • If we continue to believe that we need to find that one right person or that one wise individual, then we are stuck on a hopeless road of a wild goose chase.