He demonstrated that he had the makings of a future Marine after his mother sent him on a last minute errand to a nearby deli.
Despite the obstacles, however, Ephron excelled, moving from errand girl to bona fide writer at the New York Post and Esquire.
It is, increasingly, the received wisdom in the West that nation building is a fool's errand.
It's a fool's errand when the general electorate is trending in favor of more government.
At the start of the game he is been sent to the fantastic city of Columbia on an errand: to find a girl and have his debt cleaned.
She has been sent on an errand, and wants to get across the street.
There was no one in the shop as Bart had apparently gone out on an errand.
What errand summoned these men in red robes to this man in a black coat?
Bertha went on her errand, but quickly returned with Maurice.
George saw her coming, and wondered what could possibly be her errand.
Old English ærende "message, mission; answer, news, tidings," from Proto-Germanic *ærundjam (cf. Old Saxon arundi, Old Norse erendi, Danish ærende, Swedish ärende, Old Frisian erende, Old High German arunti "message"). Originally of important missions; meaning "short, simple journey and task" is attested by 1640s. Related: Errands.