Yesterday Sean and I were walking and I said, "So would that send you on a... monkey chase? What is it? Dog? cat? ...rat?"
Sean pause a second and said, "I think what you're looking for is 'wild goose.'"
Oh yeah. Some kind of animal. But i think it would be just as hard to chase and catch monkeys, except that geese can fly, which Sean also pointed out.
So I suppose the ultimate challenge would be chasing the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz.
There you go, and i know from experience, as I was a winged monkey back in the day...
Oh shoot. I got me a good laugh out of that one.
Me too. I still really like thinking about a "monkey chase" being a common phrase. I guess wild geese are weird too — but not as funny as monkeys.
Yeah, a monkey chase. I think it works. Just like how farmers in the old days had to catch all the monkeys when they got out of their pen.
Sean tried to console me by saying, "but there IS a 'rat race.'" But I said, "forget it. I can't ever remember the right phrases/idioms, so I'm making up my own."
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