Fool-s-errand definition

A fruitless undertaking.
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A foolish, fruitless task or undertaking.
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(idiomatic) A foolish undertaking, especially one that is purposeless, fruitless, nonsensical, or certain to fail.
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(idiomatic) Such an undertaking, assigned as a prank.
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Noun

Singular:
fool-s-errand
Plural:
fools-errands