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chase one's own tail

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chase one's own tail

verb phrase

To go on frantic and futile pursuits: It's been fun watching the press chase its own tail on the persistent rumors of his extramarital escapades (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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