The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
A smoked herring
(Intransitive) To participate, as the gullible victim, in a snipe hunt.
Find another word for wild-goose-chase. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wild-goose-chase, like: meaningless chase, foolish quest, hopeless quest, bootless errand, fool-s-errand, failure, hopeless case, lost-cause, merry chase, red herring and snipe-hunt.