A: What is that app anyway? First it sends you on a wild goose chase, and then it decides to tell you how to ride home when you haven’t even got to your destination.
B: Tell me about it! Either I’m really stupid, or this bike app is badly designed. You don’t need to say which one you think it is.
A: How much did you pay for it?
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B: It’s free, but you have to pay if you want to access some premium functions. I’m doing the free week trial for the premium content, but if things go on like this…
(Paul Cooper, Taipei Times / 台北時報林俐凱譯)
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Wild goose chase
This means a hopeless search for something unattainable. It apparently originates from a form of horse racing in the 16th century, when a “wild goose chase” was a race in which the lead rider was chased by other riders, in a formation similar to the arrow-head formation of geese following the one in the lead.
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