如果有人話你做緊嘅嘢事係「野鵝嘅追逐」(A wild goose chase) ，其實係咩意思?
A wild goose chase係用嚟形容一啲白費力氣嘅追求。
"Although most people thought she was on a wild goose chase pursuing her dream, her effort was not wasted in the end.
"My brother said it's like going on a wild goose chase when he is shopping with my mum."
"To avoid going on a wild goose chase, I suggest that we should think it through before we start working on the project.
A wild goose chase呢句說話嘅起源係嚟自十六世紀嘅英國，當時其實就係用嚟形容賽馬嘅！因為當時賽馬比賽係喺森林入面進行，而規則就係要騎師喺森林入面追住一匹「頭馬」跑。由於「頭馬」性格比較暴烈，跑嘅時候毫無路線規律可言，令到唔少騎師入咗森林之後就蕩失路！而呢種賽馬嘅方式因為有啲似一群雁鳥飛行嘅模式，所以以前嘅人就會用 "A wild goose chase"嚟形容！久而久之，呢句說話就變成比喻一啲徒勞無功嘅追求喇！
"If you don't find out which revision model that suits you best, all your effort will end up a wild goose chase."