People might well have argued that it was a waste of money to send Christopher Columbus on a wild goose chase.
What an inconceivable difference—distance—to the imagination, between the nature of a tame and a wild goose!
"It's a wild goose chase we're on," muttered his companion after a while.
But, if you'll pardon my inquisitiveness, I'd like to ask why you are making this wild goose chase half around the world?
After a moment Monapini said, "It looketh to me like the foot of a wild goose."
Jumbo gave a loud quack of laughter like a wild goose, and entangled himself with asparagus.
Their meat, however, is not considered equal to that of the wild goose.
High and clear came the note of a wild goose as he called to his mate on their homeward flight.
They may be worth a good deal before we get back from this wild goose chase.
He said there was no use of our going on a wild goose chase.