Idiom: Snipe hunt
What does 'Snipe hunt' mean?
A snipe hunt is a situation in which someone is tricked into chasing after something that does not exist. The origin comes from a hazing ritual in which someone would be led into the field to catch snipe (an imaginary animal) in a sack while the other hunters pushed the snipe in that direction. The other hunters would in reality leave the hunter there and go on their way.
- Category: Animals
- Contributed By: Mike Lary
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