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Definition of 'fool's errand'

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Taxing them may be a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Seeking to be so is a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Picking and choosing from such a list is a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Intervening in other people's civil wars is a fool's errand. The Sun (2014)It would have been a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In an era when controlling one's romantic destiny often seems like a fool's errand, work can seem a more reliable way of securing happiness. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Trying to turn crumbs like this into a prognosis for the global economy is a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Maybe that's just a fool's errand. canada.com (2008)Studying the immune system with a focus on cancer treatment was widely thought to be a fool's errand. Times, Sunday Times (2018)

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Used Rarely. fool's errand is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Definition of fool's errand from the Collins English Dictionary
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