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A futile search, a fruitless errand; a useless and often lengthy pursuit.

I went on a wild-goose chase all over the town looking for that adapter until I discovered they no longer make them.

Additional definitions for 'wild-goose chase':

wild-goose chaseA task whose execution is inordinately complex relative to the value of the outcome.
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