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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 doesn't 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 doesn't 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