At least you’re not chasing every rabbit hole that may come up

This one was heard at a Continuing Legal Education course on employment discrimination investigations. The speaker was advising viewers to narrow the scope at the outset. I think this is a mashup of “going down a rabbit hole” (to enter into a problematic, difficult, or chaotic area) and “a wild goose chase” (a prolonged or chaotic search for something that is difficult to find). Both idioms involve difficult or chaotic situations, and they also both have animal references. Then again, the speaker may have been a fan of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny! A big thanks to John Costello for hearing this malaphor and sending it in.


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