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  1. snipe hunt

    • n.
      an act of hunting wild snipe;a practical joke in which an unwitting victim is sent in pursuit of something that does not exist
    • noun: snipe hunt, plural noun: snipe hunts

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an act of hunting wild snipe a dog is helpful on a snipe hunt, especially for retrieving
    • 2. US a practical joke in which an unwitting victim is sent in pursuit of something that does not exist one or two gullible youths are selected to participate in the notorious snipe hunt
    • a foolish or hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable; a wild goose chase case after case, I end up wading my way through some time-consuming snipe hunt